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U.S. Air Force member killed in motorcycle crash identified

A motorcyclist in his 20s was killed Friday afternoon in a crash near the airport.
A motorcyclist in his 20s was killed Friday afternoon in a crash near the airport.(Hawaii News Now)
Published: Jul. 16, 2021 at 2:59 PM HST|Updated: Jul. 19, 2021 at 7:42 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The motorcyclist killed in a crash Friday near Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam has been identified.

Officials named him as U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Britton Lee Halbert. The 26-year-old Texas native was assigned to the 735th Air Mobility Squadron.

The crash happened on Elliott Street around 1:30 p.m. when Halbert’s motorcycle collided with a commercial truck.

Authorities said the truck struck Halbert when he veered into the northbound lanes on Elliot Street “for unknown reasons.”

Despite his use of a helmet at the time of the crash, Halbert suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said it appears that speed, on behalf of the motorcyclist, may have been a contributing factor. At this time, officials said it is unknown if drugs or alcohol played a role.

This is the 27th traffic fatality on Oahu as compared to 25 at this same time last year.

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