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Motorcyclist dies after slamming into cars involved in earlier crash

Crash blocks several lanes of the H-1 (Image: Traffic Management Center) Crash blocks several lanes of the H-1 (Image: Traffic Management Center)
AIEA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Police say speed appears to be a factor in a deadly motorcycle crash on the H-1 freeway in Aiea on Thursday night.

The crash happened about 8 p.m., when two motorcyclists slammed into cars that had been involved in an earlier collision.

A third motorcyclist crashed while trying to avoid the wreck.

A 30-year-old motorcyclist who was not wearing a helmet was taken in critical condition to a nearby hospital, where he later died. 

The other two motorcyclists -- a 29-year-old man and a 35-year-old man -- were wearing helmets. The 29-year-old was in serious condition, while the 35-year-old was sent to a hospital in stable condition.

Police have opened a negligent homicide investigation.

The traffic fatality is the 42nd so far this year on Oahu, compared to 39 at the same time last year.

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