February 9, 2016 | 76° | Check Traffic

Top News| Traffic

Man killed in Ala Moana Blvd. motorcycle crash

Honolulu Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash on Ala Moana Boulevard near Aloha Tower overnight.

The crash killed a man in his 20s at about 2:19 a.m., according to an Emergency Medical Services report. The man, who was wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the motorcyclist was in the Ewa-bound lanes when he struck the median curb and a sign post, landing in some bushes in the median near the Punchbowl Street intersection with Ala Moana Blvd.

Speed may have been a factor in the accident, police said.

Police closed part of Ala Moana Blvd. for a little more than 2 hours as Traffic Division officers investigated the crash scene. The lanes reopened by 4:53 a.m.

The death is Oahu’s 39th traffic fatality this year, compared with 39 at the same time last year.

An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.

No comments
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Because only subscribers are allowed to comment, we have your personal information and are able to contact you. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email commentfeedback@staradvertiser.com.