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Waianae man dies, Kaneohe man arrested after traffic collision

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    According to police, the vehicle driven by the 49-year-old man was making a left turn from Nanakuli Avenue onto Farrington Highway when it was struck by the car driven by the younger man.

A 49-year-old Waianae man died and a 23-year-old man from Kaneohe was arrested following an early morning traffic collision in Nanakuli on Saturday.

According to police, the vehicle driven by the 49-year-old man was making a left turn from Nanakuli Avenue onto Farrington Highway when it was struck by the car driven by the younger man.

The older man suffered severe head and internal injuries and was transported in critical condition to an area hospital, where he later died.

The other driver was uninjured; a 25-year-old female passenger in the car complained of abdominal pain and was taken to the hospital in good condition.

Police found alcoholic beverages in the younger man’s vehicle and arrested the driver on suspicion of first-degree negligent homicide and operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant.

Speed and alcohol are believed to be factors.

This was the 40th traffic fatality on Oahu this year, compared to 34 at the same point last year.

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  • And 5 hours later traffic was still packed up to Ma`ili Point. WTF You got the driver, he was drunk. Arrest him, sent the injured to the hospital and get the road cleaned up. What’s so hard about that??????

  • My heart and prayers goes out to the gentleman that lost his life this morning. People need to drive with Aloha. Can we get some cops on the road entering Nanakuli to show presence from 3:00 am to 6:30 am. Drunk drivers and people speeding around that time.

  • First, Condolences to the family of the deceased. Now, I’m guessing none of the involved have names ? I can understand not releasing the older person who is now deceased, [ for family notification purposes ] but what about the others ? They are of legal age, what’s the issue here ?

  • Unfortunately we all should drive extra defensively nowadays. You never know who can hit you. When the light turns green don’t just immediately start driving without checking the whole intersection to see that cars are coming to a stop. It seems that almost every cycle now the last car through is running the red light.

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