Three people are dead after the speeding car they were in hit a tree in Kapolei overnight.
Police said the three male victims were in a car traveling “at a high rate of speed,” when the driver lost control of the vehicle, which went onto the sidewalk and smashed into a tree at about 11:15 p.m. Monday.
The victims were pronounced dead at the scene, according to an Emergency Medical Services report.
Hawaii Tokai International College issued a statement late today saying that the school “regretfully confirms that two of the victims of last night’s fatal single-car crash in Kapolei were students at HTIC.”
The students are from Japan and their families have been notified, school officials said., adding that they are awaiting official confirmation of the identity of the third victim. “Our thoughts are with the students and their families during this difficult time,” the statement said.
The vehicle was traveling town-bound on Farrington Highway and the crash happened near Papaiaulu Avenue.
Police closed Farrington Highway between Noulu Street and Kowelo Avenue until about 4 a.m. as Traffic Division officers investigated the crash scene.
Police said speed appears to be a factor in the crash. It’s not known if drugs or alcohol was involved.
With this crash, there have been 49 fatalities on Oahu roads this year, compared to 44 at this time last year.