HONOLULU (KHON2) — Police reported that a male motorcyclist succumbed to his injuries after an accident that happened on Honoapiilani Highway.
The operator of the motorcycle was identified as 48-year-old Jean Paul Muraco of Wailuku. He died on May 3 at 6:44 p.m.
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The incident occured on April 24 at around 5:31 a.m. and about a mile south of Olo Place in Waikapu.
Police said that a Yamaha motorcycle was traveling northbound on the highway at a high rate of speed. At the same time, a Toyota Tundra pickup truck traveling south was making a left turn to enter private property. When the truck made the left turn it collided with the motorcycle.
A third vehicle was also involved when a Toyota Highlander behind the pickup truck drove through the debris of the crash.
Police added that after the collision Muraco was taken to the emergency room with critical life-threatening injuries. Both the 37-year-old male driver of the pickup truck and the 30-year-old female driver of the Toyota Highlander had minor injuries and declined medical treatment.
Investigations revealed that the motorcyclist was wearing a helmet and both operators of the other vehicles involved were wearing seatbelts.
Traffic Investigators suspect that the speed of the motorcycle was a contributing factor to the collision.
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Whether drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash has yet to be determined by police.