Collision Kills 22-Year-Old Blocks From Home

Cheyne Gilman-D'Adamo
Cheyne Gilman-D'Adamo

(KHNL)  Another deadly weekend on Hawaii roads leaves a family mourning the loss of 22-year-old Cheyne Gilman-D'Adamo.

"He's loved, he's going to be missed, it's devastating," said Gilman-D'Adamo's sister, Melissa D'Adamo.

"He was just a quiet, happy, wonderful person, just a great person," said his other sister, Brandie Vierra.

People spent the weekend paying their respects to Gilman-D'Adamo at a makeshift memorial in Kailua. On Saturday morning, police said the Kalaheo High School graduate was driving on Oneawa Street, just a few blocks away from his house, when he swerved to avoid hitting a car. That's when tragedy struck.

"Hit this wall and it bounced up to this dirt," said JoAnn Nevarez, who lives at the house where the accident happened.

Nevarez said friends pulled the young man out of the car and performed CPR on him. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Police said speed was a factor in this accident. People who live in the area believe speed is a common problem.

"There's a 25 mph speed limit, but they don't go that speed," said Nevarez.

It's been a difficult time for loved ones and that's why they appreciate the support the community's giving them.

"We just want to thank everybody, all his family and friends, for being here and supporting and showing how much they care about him. And he's loved and he's going to be missed," said D'Adamo.

Family members have a set up a memorial fund for Gilman-D'Adamo. You can make a donation to the Cheyne Gilman-D'Adamo fund at any Bank of Hawaii branch.