Biker who died near Sandy Beach identified, 2 others remain hospitalized

1 dead, 2 hospitalized in motorcycle crash near Sandy Beach
Published: Apr. 22, 2017 at 3:13 PM HST|Updated: Apr. 23, 2017 at 3:30 PM HST
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SANDY BEACH (HawaiiNewsNow) - The man who was killed in a motorcycle accident near Sandy Beach Saturday has been identified.

The victim was identified as 35-year-old Donald Chung of Waianae.

Just before 10:30 a.m. Saturday, a group of motorcyclists was traveling westbound on Kalanianaole Highway when a vehicle ahead of them stopped to make a left turn into Sandy Beach Park. Police say the woman and the man on a green motorcycle managed to hit the brakes, but a man on a separate bike behind them failed to stop in time.

He collided into their motorcycle and was ejected.

HPD said he was taken to the hospital in critical condition where he later died.

The woman and the man on the second motorcycle were also taken to the hospital -- one in critical, the other in serious condition.

It's believed the parties involved knew each other.

It's unclear where the pack was headed to, but police say none of them were wearing helmets.

Their identities of the other riders haven't been released.

"We're just doing measurements as far as the skid marks and damages to both units," said Lt. Andre Peters with HPD's Traffic Division. "We're trying to determine speed and also the point of collision."

Kalanianaole Highway was closed for nearly three hours between Kealahou Street to the Waimanalo-side entrance of Sandy Beach during the investigation.

Traffic was rerouted through the beach parking lot.

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