Driver dead, deputy sheriff seriously injured in Kapolei freeway crash

All lanes of H-1 shut down in Kapolei due to fatal crash

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A man was killed and an off-duty deputy sheriff who rushed to his aid seriously injured following a crash on the H-1 Freeway in Kapolei early Tuesday.

Both directions of the H-1 were initially shut down just before 5 a.m.

According to police, a 46-year-old man was driving in the eastbound direction of the freeway when he crashed into another vehicle.

The 46-year-old driver then lost control and crashed into the median, ejecting him into the westbound lanes of the H-1, where he was then struck by multiple vehicles, police said.

An off-duty deputy sheriff stopped to help and was hit by another vehicle, which fled the scene. The 37-year-old was taken to a hospital in serious condition.

The 46-year-old driver of the other vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.

It does not appear that speed, drugs, or alcohol were factors in the crash.

All lanes of the freeway were reopened by 8:10 a.m.

This story will be updated.

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