HONOLULU (KHON2) — Officials reported they are investigating a motor vehicle collision that happened on Kamehameha Highway in the Kaaawa area on Sunday.
According to the Honolulu Police Department, the collision involved a moped and a vehicle at around 1:58 p.m.
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Police said a 19-year-old male driving a moped was traveling southbound on Kamehameha Highway. For unknown reasons, the rider lost control and flipped over the handlebars causing him to land in the northbound lane.
The moped then landed directly into the path of another vehicle that was operated by a 61-year-old male.
Honolulu EMS responded to the scene and administered advanced life support to the 19-year-old before he was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
HPD said the moped driver’s condition deteriorated and he succumbed to his injuries and died. It is unknown whether or not he was wearing a helmet during the collision.
All passengers of the vehicle that struck the moped were uninjured.
Speed, drugs, and alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the collision, said police.
HNL Info Alert reported there was a road closure at 2:48 p.m. All lanes on Kamehameha Highway were closed between 51-094 and 51-108 Kamehameha Hwy.
By around 5:15 p.m. all roads were reopened.
On Monday, May 30, HPD said a 28-year-old man who was involved in this collision, turned himself into the Pearl City Police Station.
According to HPD, the 28-year-old man was later arrested for the offense of Collisions Involving Death or Serious Bodily Injury and was released pending further investigation.
Honolulu police are investigating.