Overnight crash in Central Oahu leaves Waianae man dead

25-year-old dead after moped crash in Wahiawa

WAHIAWA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 24-year-old Waianae man was killed in a moped crash in Wahiawa Saturday night.

It happened on Wilikina Drive just before 8 p.m. near Kamananui Road.

Honolulu Police say the man was traveling north at a high rate of speed when he lost control and was ejected from the moped.

A 24-year-old Nanakuli man who was traveling closely behind and was unable to avoid a collision, lost control of his moped and was also ejected.

The Waianae man was pronounced dead at the scene. The Nanakuli man was taken to a hospital in serious condition. A third rider in the group was reportedly uninjured.

None of the riders were wearing helmets, officials said.

"The roadway is dark. It had been raining a little bit earlier so we believe that maybe wet road conditions could have been a problem as well," Lt. James Slayter of the Honolulu Police Department said.

Police shut down Wilikina in both directions from Kamananui Road to Kaukonahua Road. The road reopened around 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

The victim's identity has not yet been officially released.

This is the 47th fatal crash on Oahu compared to 31 at the same time last year. The investigation is ongoing.

This story will be updated.

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