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Family, friends set up roadside memorial for man killed in crash

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Bryan Paul Suguitan, 23 (Image: Family) Bryan Paul Suguitan, 23 (Image: Family)
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KALIHI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The man killed in a Kalihi moped accident Saturday night has been identified as 23-year-old Bryan Paul Suguitan. 

Family and friends were too emotional to talk on camera Sunday, but they set up a roadside memorial next to the crash scene.

Police said around 9:30 p.m. Suguitan was driving southbound on Kalihi Street when he lost control and slammed into a parked SUV by the Hele gas station. 

A witness, who didn't want to be identified, said Suguitan was unresponsive.

"We ran up there to check up on him," the witness said. "We said 'hey are you OK, are you OK?' and no response so my friend and I called 911."

Suguitan was taken the hospital in critical condition where he later died.

The witness said before the accident, Suguitan was speeding up and down the street and that it's a common problem in the neighborhood.

"Since it's going downhill everybody is always speeding," the witness said. "He went on the oncoming lane and there was another car going uphill and then when he saw that, he tried to swerve back into his original lane that's when he hit the parked car."

The SUV sustained rear-end damage and its back windows were shattered. 

Friends of Suguitan claim the SUV should not have been parked there, but the owner of the vehicle told Hawaii News Now they always park it at the same spot on Kalihi Street, legally.

Suguitan is being remembered as a loving son, brother and friend who enjoyed adventures and riding his motorcycle.

Family said the moped Suguitan was driving Saturday belonged to his friends, not his. 

"I just want to send out my condolences to the family and friends," said the witness.

This is the eleventh traffic fatality this year on Oahu compared to 10 at this time last year.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday and the investigation is ongoing. 

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