WAHIAWA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu police have opened a negligent homicide case after a 29-year-old Schofield Barracks soldier died Friday morning in a motorcycle crash on Wilikina Drive in Wahiawa.
According to Emergency Medical Services officials, the motorcyclist -- who was wearing a helmet at the time -- struck a pole and died at the scene. The incident happened at around 5:25 a.m.
U.S. Army officials confirmed that the victim was an Army soldier stationed at Schofield Barracks. His identity has not yet been released.
It's not clear if any other vehicles were involved.
Police closed off Wilikina Drive, between Kaukonahua and Kamananui Roads, for about four hours as they investigated. Roads were reopened at around 9:05 a.m.
The Army said this is the first fatal motorcycle crash for Fiscal Year 2015 as opposed to two in 2014.