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Moped driver dies after hitting pedestrian in Makaha

Speed may have been a factor in a early morning crash today that killed a moped driver after he struck a pedestrian in Makaha, police said.

The driver, a 33-year-old Waianae man, was travelling at a high rate of speed on Farrington Highway when he struck a pedestrian near Moua Street about 1:10 a.m., police said.

The driver, who was not wearing a helmet, was ejected from the moped and taken to a hospital where he died.

The pedestrian, a 32-year-old man, was taken to a hospital in critical condition, police said.

It was the 4th traffic fatality on Oahu this year compared to 11 at this time last year.

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