HONOLULU (KHON2) — Honolulu Emergency Medical Services said a 20-year-old man died after he apparently lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into a tree on Kapolei Parkway near Renton Road on Tuesday, Sept. 7.
Police reported the southbound lanes of Renton Road to Kapolei Parkway were closed around 1:48 p.m. Tuesday.
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EMS said personnel responded to the scene and pronounced the 20-year-old motorcyclist dead on arrival.
Police confirmed the 20-year-old was operating a 2021 KTM motorcycle as he headed south on Kapolei Parkway. The man lost control of the motorcycle and crashed into a tree on the right shoulder, police said, he was wearing a helmet at the time of the incident.
Honolulu police said speed appeared to be a factor in the crash, it was unknown if drugs or alcohol were involved. This is the 35th traffic fatality in 2021 compared to 34 at the same time in 2020.
City and County officials confirmed southbound lanes of Renton Road were reopened by 4:34 p.m.