Police opened a negligent homicide investigation after a 21-year-old man driving a pickup truck crossed the center line on Kamehameha Highway in Kahaluu late Thursday night and collided head-on with a Corvette, killing two people.
Police said the 21-year-old man driving a 1991 Toyota white pickup truck was speeding and may have been intoxicated when the accident occurred.
Police said a female passenger in the 1986 red Corvette died at the scene near Waiahole Homestead Road following the collision that occurred just before midnight.
The driver of the Corvette, a man in his 50s, was on his way to Queen’s Medical Center in extremely critical condition when he died.
The Toyota truck was traveling towards Kahaluu on Kamehameha Highway when it crossed the center line and slammed into the Corvette, which was heading towards Kailua.
The 21-year-old truck driver is in serious condition.
The crash marked Oahu’s 23rd and 24th traffic deaths, compared to 27 a year ago.
Police closed Kamehameha Highway for five hours between Waiahole Homestead Road and Waiahole Valley Road to investigate the accident.