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Early morning Pearl City motorcycle crash leaves 1 dead

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PEARL CITY, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

One man is dead following a single motorcycle accident in Pearl City Saturday morning.

Police said around 5:30 a.m., the motorcyclist was traveling northbound on Hooli Circle when he lost control and slammed into some mailboxes and concrete wall at a home's yard.

"He hit it so hard that he flew up in the air and went over the wall and hit a green big truck," said Perry Allen, who lives on the street.

Police said the man in his 30's was not wearing a helmet when he was thrown from his motorcycle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

"I saw all my neighbors outside and a lot of lights," said Junior Tavale.

Tavale was asleep as the time of the accident and was awoken by the loud commotion.

He said he doesn't know the victim, but believes the man was leaving a party from another house up the street when the crash happened.

"You would never expect this kind of accident in your hood like this," said Tavale.

Police confirm speed was involved, though it's unclear how fast the motorcyclist was going.

Signs in the area indicate the speed limit is 25 MPH, but according to residents, many drivers zoom through the neighborhood.

"People speed around here, unusually fast," said Allen.

In fact, they said this isn't the first time the home's concrete wall was taken out.

"The last time, a young guy in a truck hit it and broke the wall and they had to fix it, now they have to do it again," said Allen. "They should put a few patrolmen over here and maybe get a community thing going."

It's unknown whether alcohol was a factor in the accident but police are still investigating.

The man's identity has yet to be released.

Police say this marks the eighth traffic-related death on Oahu compared to six at the same time last year.

"This guy we don't even know him, but we feel for him because he has a family too," said Tavale.

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