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Teen motorcyclist dies days after a late-night crash in East Oahu

A 17-year-old motorcyclist was critically injured in a crash in East Oahu, police said.
A 17-year-old motorcyclist was critically injured in a crash in East Oahu, police said.(Hawaii News Now)
Updated: Feb. 28, 2021 at 12:57 PM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 17-year-old motorcyclist has died from his injuries after a vehicle collision that happened on Wednesday in the Hawaii Kai Area.

Medical examiners said the teen, Avetis Margaryan, died on Saturday.

The crash happened around 11:45 p.m. on Feb. 24 near the intersection of Kalanianaole Highway and Kuliouou Road.

Police said the motorcyclist ran a red light and was struck by a vehicle turning left onto Kuliouou Road.

The vehicle had the green light and right of way.

The motorcyclist was transported to the hospital in critical condition. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, police said.

The two people in the vehicle were not injured.

Authorities believe speed — not drugs or alcohol — may have contributed to the crash.

The teen’s death marks the 7th traffic fatality on Oahu this year. This is compared to eight traffic fatalities at the same time last year.

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