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Motorcyclist dies after crash on Kalanianaole Highway

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 3:07 a.m. HST, Sep 12, 2013

A Kapolei man who was ejected from his motorcycle on Kalanianaole Highway Tuesday evening has died, police said. 

The 52-year-old man was taken to Queen's Medical Center in critical condition after he lost control of his blue 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle while heading east on the highway around 6:20 p.m. He was later pronounced dead.

Police said the man sideswiped a woman driving in the westbound lanes near Halona Blow Hole after he lost control of the motorcycle. He was not wearing a helmet.

The 30-year-old Waimanalo woman driving a 2007 Toyota Camry was not injured.

Speed does appear to be a factor in the crash, police said.

Police closed Kalanianaole Highway between Halona Blow Hole and Lanai Lookout until around 10:30 p.m. to investigate the crash.

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