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Family identifies man killed in violent Waikiki crash

Jared Rader, 35. (Image: Family) Jared Rader, 35. (Image: Family)
Courtesy: Kiro Sto Courtesy: Kiro Sto
Courtesy: Kiro Sto Courtesy: Kiro Sto
Courtesy: Kiro Sto Courtesy: Kiro Sto
WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The 35-year-old man killed in a violent crash in Waikiki has been identified by family as Jared Rader of Honolulu.

Police say Rader was driving in the wrong direction on Monsarrat Ave. Friday night at a high rate of speed when he crashed into a light pole then into a tree. 

The force of the impact nearly split the 2003 Toyota Corolla in half.

Police say it happened around 8 p.m.

"All I heard was a 'boom' then you saw a lot of dust come up and people were screaming 'call 911'," said witness Michelle Auyong. "If I was any later coming down to the bus stop, because I was late leaving work, I would have been directly in his path."

Rader was pronounced dead at the scene. He was the only one in the vehicle. 

A city bus parked along Monsarrat Ave. was also damaged when the downed light pole hit a back window. Nobody was inside the bus at the time.

The road was closed to traffic between Kalakaua Avenue and Paki Avenue for four hours during the investigation. 

Officials say Rader was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. 

Speed was a factor in the crash. It is unknown if drugs or alcohol were factors.

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