Speed and alcohol were contributing factors in a crash that killed a 34-year-old motorcyclist today in Kaneohe, police said.
The man, of a Hilo address, was speeding south-bound on Kamehameha Highway at about 3:50 a.m. when he lost control and struck a curb just south of Hoene Place, police said.
The motorcycle plowed through shrubbery, a chain link fence, and a wooden fence where the man was ejected. He wasn’t wearing a helmet and died at the scene, police said.
The crash was the 56th traffic fatality on Oahu this year compared to 47 at this time last year.