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HPD: Speed possible factor in fatal motorcycle crash

The operator of the motorcycle was found dead at the scene The operator of the motorcycle was found dead at the scene
HPD at the scene HPD at the scene
Two other vehicles were involved in the crash Two other vehicles were involved in the crash
Kapiolani Boulevard and Ward Avenue Kapiolani Boulevard and Ward Avenue
HPD Lt. Bobby Towne HPD Lt. Bobby Towne

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - One man is dead following a motorcycle crash involving two other vehicles at the intersection of Kapiolani Boulevard and Ward Avenue.

The incident happened at about 12:35 a.m. Friday. According to officials, the victim on the motorcycle was found dead at the scene.

"It appears that the motorcyclist which was east bound on Kapiolani Boulevard may have run the red light and collided into the vehicle which was mauka bound on Ward Avenue," Honolulu Police Department Traffic Division Lt. Robert Towne said.

Police say some witnesses reported at least three other motorcycles were possibly riding together with the victim.

Officials believe the motorcyclist locked up his bike, slid into the intersection and crashed into a vehicle. That vehicle then slammed into a van in the adjacent lane, sheering off the van's bumper.

"At this point we're looking at speed as a possible factor," Towne said.

Officials say the operator of the motorcycle, a 36-year-old man from Waimanalo, was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The occupants in the other vehicles were not injured in the crash.

Honolulu police closed Kapiolani Boulevard between Drier and Kamakee Streets on Ward avenue between Waimanu Street and NBC turnaround while they investigated.

This is Oahu's 13th traffic fatality this year.

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