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Mo-ped driver who died after falling off cliff is identified

  • BRUCE ASATO
    Police closed Kalanianaole Highway near Lanai Lookout on Wednesday to investigate an accident in which a mo-ped rider struck a guardrail and was thrown over the cliff onto a rocky shelf below. Officers loaded the victim's mo-ped into a police car, above. At left, Honolulu Police Lt. Bobby Towne of the traffic division looked over the cliff at the site where the driver fell.
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The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office identified the mo-ped driver who died Wednesday after falling down a cliff near Lanai Lookout as David Suzuki-Ung of Honolulu.

Suzuki-Ung, 52, died of head injuries from the mo-ped crash and the fall, the Examiner’s Office said Friday.

Police said Suzuki-Ung was heading toward town on Kalanianaole Highway about 2 p.m. Wednesday when he lost control and veered into a guardrail just before Lanai Lookout. He was thrown and fell about 100 feet down the side of the cliff.

Police say Suzuki-Ung, who was not wearing a helmet, may have been speeding.

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