Man, 20, dead following single-vehicle crash in Windward Oahu
KAHALUU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 20-year-old man is dead following a single-car crash overnight in Kahaluu, officials said Wednesday.
Police were called to the scene near Kamehameha Highway and Pulama Road at about 1:40 a.m.
HPD said the driver was speeding on Kamehameha Highway heading northbound when he crossed into the southbound lane and subsequently plowed into a wooden utility pole and street sign.
Investigators said the driver continued to drive northbound in the southbound lane and then crashed into another wooden utility pole.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officials said he was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
HPD says speed and alcohol may be contributing factors in the crash. However, it is unknown if drugs were a contributing factor.
This is the 51st traffic fatality on Oahu this year, as compared to 46 at the same time last year.
Kamehameha Highway between Pulama Road and Kaimalolo Place was shut down but it has since been reopened.
The investigation is ongoing.
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