Moped driver killed at scene of Kalihi crash


Honolulu police are investigating a crash involving a moped and a truck in Kalihi that left the moped driver dead at the scene.

The Honolulu Medical Examiner has identified him as 43-year-old Dennis Tungpalan of Kalihi.

The call came in around 8 a.m. Sunday of the crash near Hala Drive and Kapalama Avenue.

Reports are that a truck, driven by a 58-year-old man, reversed out of a private driveway. The driver got out to close the parking gate, and as he was ready to leave, the moped, driven by Tungpalan struck the back of the truck.

This marks the 26th traffic fatality on Oahu this year, compared to 27 the same time last year.

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