Motorcyclist dies in Likelike Highway crash
By Star-Advertiser staff
POSTED: 05:09 a.m. HST, Aug 18, 2013
A 28-year-old Kaneohe man died after crashing his motorcycle into a metal guard rail on the Likelike Highway early this morning.
Honolulu police said the 4:10 a.m. crash happened in the Kaneohe-bound lanes, about 240 feet before the Wilson Tunnel.
Police said the man was wearing a helmet.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Emergency Medical Services.
t is unknown whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash, but speed was a factor, police said.<
The road was dry and lit by overhead lighting at the time of the crash.
Police closed the Kaneohe-bound lanes of the Likelike Highway until about 9 a.m., while Traffic Division officers investigated the scene.
Mauka-bound traffic was rerouted at Nalanieha Street.
Police said the man is the 40th traffic fatality this year, compared to 43 at this time in 2012.Click here to download our mobile app for your iOS and Android device.