HPD: Elderly man killed in guardrail crash near Hanauma Bay was not wearing seatbelt

Police said speed may be a factor in this crash.
Published: Dec. 26, 2022 at 9:44 PM HST|Updated: Dec. 27, 2022 at 5:12 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - An 84-year-old man was killed and an elderly woman was seriously injured on Monday night in a single-car crash near Hanauma Bay, Honolulu EMS officials said.

The crash happened about 7:40 p.m. on Kalanianaole Highway.

Honolulu police said the woman lost control of the vehicle and struck the guardrail several times near the area east of the Hanauma Bay Road.

EMS said the 84-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities said the male passenger was not wearing a seatbelt.

A 79-year-old woman, meanwhile, was treated at the scene and taken to a hospital in serious condition.

Police said speed may be a factor in this crash. Drugs and alcohol did not appear to be factors.

This was the 55th traffic fatality on Oahu this year, as compared to 46 at the same time in 2021.

An investigation remains ongoing.