Police release new details on a Haleiwa crash that left a man, 28, dead

Police release new details on a Haleiwa crash that left a man, 28, dead
(Source: Noah Kekahuna)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 28-year-old man died Tuesday afternoon in a single-car crash on Joseph P. Leong Highway near Haleiwa.

Police said the incident happened just before 1 p.m.

The 28-year-old man driving a 2016 Dodge MPVH was heading north as a 2004 Chevy pick up truck driven by a 52-year-old man headed south.

A preliminary investigation said that the Dodge was seen drifting between the north and south bound lanes.

Police said when the Chevy pulled to the right shoulder, it was sideswiped by the Dodge. The Dodge then flipped onto its roof, killing the driver who was the lone occupant of the vehicle.

Police shut down Kamehameha and Joseph P. Leong highways for several hours to investigate.

The man’s identity has not yet been released.

The driver and passenger of the Chevy were uninjured.

It’s not yet known if speed, drugs or alcohol were factors,

HPD said this was Oahu’s 30th traffic fatality of 2019, which is two more than there were this time in 2018.

This story may be updated.

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