Man killed while trying to stop pickup from fleeing the scene of a crash

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 37-year-old man was killed early Monday after he jumped into the bed of a pickup truck to try to stop its driver from fleeing the scene of an accident.

The driver of the pickup truck remains at large, authorities said.

The deadly crash shut down the H-1 Freeway near Wilder Avenue for hours Monday morning, snarling the morning commute.

Police said it all started with a fender bender about 4 a.m. that involved the pickup truck and a sedan.

When the pickup tried to flee, a passenger in the car that was hit jumped into the bed of the truck. Despite that, the suspect in the pickup sped off.

And on the H-1 Freeway, the vehicle hit a median near the Wilder off-ramp, knocking the victim from the pickup's truck bed and onto the roadway. That's when the 37-year-old man was fatally struck by a van driven by a 21-year-old.

The pickup truck's driver fled the scene after crashing on the highway.

Officers also found a young woman with serious injuries in the cab of the truck.

Police have not released the identity of the 37-year-old victim.

Sources tell Hawaii News Now that the pickup truck was stolen.

This story will be updated.

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