A 79-year-old man died today after losing control of his car and crashing into a traffic light pole in Mililani.
The crash happened at 7:02 a.m. at Meheula Parkway and Kuahelani Avenue, police said.
The man’s 2004 Toyota Corolla struck a traffic light post and continued through intersection coming to rest against a second traffic light post at the intersection’s makai end, police said.
Police said the man was taken to the hospital in serious condition but later died, apparently of the injuries he sustained in the crash.
The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office will perform an autopsy tomorrow to determine the exact cause of death. The man has not been identified.
Police said the man was the fifth person to die in a traffic crash on Oahu this year compared to three at this time last year.