HONOLULU (KHON2) — An 81-year-old man has died from his injuries following a motor vehicle collision that occurred in the Wahiawa area on Monday, May 3.
Police said the incident happened at approximately 12:30 p.m. at the intersection of Kamehameha Highway and Paalaa Uka Pupukea Road.
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The 81-year-old man was operating a 2005 Toyota pickup truck, headed south on Kamehameha Highway, just past Paalaa Uka Pupukea Road. He drifted across the center medial and into the northbound lanes where he collided into the driver’s side, rear corner a 2014 Jeep Wrangler.
The 32-year-old woman who was operating the other vehicle sustained only minor injuries.
The man was transported to an area hospital in critical condition where he later died. This is the 18th traffic fatality this year compared to 14 at the same time in 2020.
Police closed Kamehameha Highway in both directions between Dole Plantation and JP Leong Highway during their investigation.
Speed, alcohol or drugs do not appear to be contributing factors in this collision, however, the investigation is ongoing.