Motorcyclist who crashed on Pali Highway dies

By Minna Sugimoto - bio | email

HONOLULU (KHNL) - A motorcyclist who crashed on Pali Highway over the weekend has died from his injuries.

The Medical Examiner's office identifies him as Shawn Wilden, 37, from Tripler.

Witnesses told police Wilden was riding his Harley-Davidson at a high rate of speed as he exited the tunnel heading towards Kailua. Investigators say he was thrown from the motorcycle and suffered severe head injuries, after it struck a curb and a concrete railing.

It's not yet known if alcohol or drugs played a role.