Man dies in early-morning motorcycle crash on Moanalua Freeway

Published: Mar. 18, 2018 at 1:13 PM HST|Updated: Mar. 18, 2018 at 3:47 PM HST
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Flowers mark the spot of the deadly accident. (Image: Hawaii News Now)
Flowers mark the spot of the deadly accident. (Image: Hawaii News Now)

MOANALUA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 31-year old motorcyclist died early Sunday morning in a crash on the Moanalua Freeway.

According to Honolulu Police, the crash happened at around 1:45 a.m. Investigators said the 31-year-old male was headed westbound at a high speed when he lost control at a bend in the road, then traveled onto the shoulder.

The man collided with a guardrail east of the Red Hill off ramp. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD says that speed and alcohol appear to be factors. Police also said the man was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.

The Jarrett White Road and Puuloa Road on-ramps were closed for two hours as police investigated. Both were reopened just before 5 a.m.

By Sunday afternoon, friends and family placed flowers and a makeshift memorial at the site of the crash.

This is Oahu's 15th traffic fatality this year compared to eight this time last year.

Honolulu Police are still investigating. The victim has not yet been identified.

This story will be updated.

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