Kamehameha Hwy. reopened after fatal motorcycle crash
HALEIWA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
A 33-year-old man has died after he allegedly lost control of the motorcycle he was operating and crashed into a guardrail on Kamehameha Highway early Saturday morning.
Officials say the accident happened along Kamehameha Highway near Weed Circle Junction and JP Leong Highway at around 12:40 a.m.
According to HPD, the motorcyclist was driving a 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle when he allegedly lost control while making a turn from Weed Circle Junction onto Kamehameha Highway. The motorcycle then collided into the southbound metal guardrail causing the driver to propel over the guardrail and into the bushes.
HPD closed Kamehameha Highway from Weed Circle to JP Leong Highway to investigate the accident shortly before 1:30 a.m. Roads were reopened around 3:39 a.m.
The victim suffered major head and body injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Emergency Medical Services.
Officials say the driver was not wearing a helmet at the time. Speed and alcohol may also be factors in the accident.
This is the 37 fatality in 2014, compared to 38 in 2013.