Moped rider dies after a crash in Kaneohe

Moped rider dies after a crash in Kaneohe
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KANEOHE, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) -Honolulu police are investigating a crash Friday morning that killed a moped rider.

By Saturday night, police confirmed the woman died. She was identified as 53-year-old Laura Silva of Kaneohe.

According to investigators, the crash happened just after 5 a.m. Friday at the intersection of Kamehameha Highway and Mehana Street.

Police said a 46-year-old woman behind the wheel of a Porsche made a left turn on a red light onto Kaneohe Bay Drive. She hit Silva who was heading north on a moped.

Silva was thrown upon impact. Police say she was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

She was taken to the hospital in critical condition with head injures and later died. Police don’t believe speed or alcohol were factors.

The Porsche driver was uninjured and remained at the scene.

HPD says the investigation is ongoing.

This story may be updated.

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