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Man killed in Pali Highway motorcycle crash

HPD conducting its investigation on the Pali Highway. HPD conducting its investigation on the Pali Highway.
The Pali Highway was closed for several hours. The Pali Highway was closed for several hours.
HPD officers at the scene. HPD officers at the scene.
HPD officers at the scene. HPD officers at the scene.
The motorcycle involved in the crash. The motorcycle involved in the crash.

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 28-year-old Ewa Beach man is dead after he crashed his motorcycle on the Pali Highway.

According to officials, the incident happened just after 11 p.m. Monday.

Police say the motorcyclist was speeding in the Honolulu-bound direction near the hairpin turn. He then lost control, slammed into the median and flew into the Kailua-bound lanes along with the bike.

According to police, an SUV traveling Kailua-bound could not stop in time and collided into the motorcyclist.

Police say the victim was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers believe the motorcyclist was a member of the military.

Police shut down the Pali Highway and rerouted traffic for several hours during their investigation.

At this time, it is unknown if the motorcyclist was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Police say the operator of the SUV, an adult female with the a Kaneohe address, was not speeding or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

This is the 37th traffic fatality in 2012 compared to 29 at this time in 2011.

The investigation is on-going.

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