HPD: 19-year-old arrested following deadly crash on Oahu’s North Shore

Honolulu Emergency Medical Services said a man has died following a crash on Oahu’s North Shore late Thursday night.
Published: Dec. 9, 2022 at 4:45 AM HST|Updated: Dec. 9, 2022 at 10:17 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu Emergency Medical Services said a man has died following a crash on Oahu’s North Shore late Thursday night.

Officials said the crash happened on Kamehameha Highway near Ashley Road in the Haleiwa area around 11:20 p.m.

Police said a 19-year-old driver was traveling westbound on Kamehameha Highway when he crossed the yellow double solid lane markings into oncoming traffic, crashing into a vehicle.

Authorities said a 65-year-old man driving the other car succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said his 65-year-old female passenger was transported to a hospital in serious condition.

Officials said the 19-year-old was also transported in serious condition but was upgraded to good condition upon arrival at the hospital.

HPD said the teen was then arrested for second-degree negligent homicide and first-degree negligent injury.

Investigators said it appears that speed may have been a contributing factor in this collision.

At this time, police said it is unknown if alcohol or drugs are factors.

This is the 50th traffic fatality on Oahu this year, compared to 42 during the same time in 2021.

The investigation is ongoing.

This story will be updated.