25-year-old killed in early-morning motorcycle crash on H-1 Freeway identified

Man, 25, killed in early-morning motorcycle crash on H-1 Freeway

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The 25-year-old man who died early Friday in a motorcycle crash on the H-1 Freeway near the Vineyard off-ramp has been identified.

On Saturday, the Office of the Medical Examiner identified the man as Francisco Perez of Kapolei.

Authorities said he was heading in the westbound direction of the freeway when he crashed around 12:30 a.m. Friday.

Police believe the man was speeding before the crash. That's when he lost control of the motorcycle and was ejected, crashing into a concrete pillar of the Alapai Pedestrian overpass bridge.

Witnesses said he was riding with other motorcyclists at the time.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities said his bike slid about 500 feet away from where his body ended up.

Perez was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, police said.

Authorities are investigating whether drugs or alcohol were involved.

The freeway was closed in both directions around 1:15 a.m. for about three hours.

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