21-year-old driver killed in an Ewa Beach crash is identified

21-year-old driver killed in an Ewa Beach crash is identified
Police are investigating a fatal crash in Ewa Beach on Thursday. (Source: Hawaii News Now)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The man killed in a crash late Thursday in Ewa Beach has been identified.

Brenden Palmos, 21, was behind the wheel of a vehicle heading northbound on Fort Weaver Road around 11 p.m.

Police said he was speeding when he lost control near Laulaunui Street, crossed the center grass median and crashed into a utility pole.

His vehicle then rolled over into the southbound lanes of Fort Weaver Road and crashed head-on with another vehicle driven by a 53-year-old man.

That driver was critically injured. Palmos was thrown from his vehicle, which burst into flames.

Both were taken to the hospital where Palmos later died. HPD said speed appeared to be a factor, but it was not yet known if alcohol or drugs were involved.

It was the 39th traffic death on Oahu this year compared to 38 at the same time last year.

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