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Man who died in Makaha car crash identified


    Troy Kahooilihala, middle, the father of the man who killed in the fatal car crash in Makaha this morning, was at the accident scene with Susanna Ontai, the victim’s aunt.


    The badly damaged car that smashed into a parked pickup truck this morning in Makaha was towed away from the accident scene.


    The scene of a fatal car crash in Makaha this morning. A pickup truck that had been parked suffered major damage after a sedan smashed into it early this morning. The rear-seat passenger in the car died at the scene.


    Troy Kahooilihala Jr. died in a fatal single-vehicle car crash in Makaha early today.

A 21-year-old Waianae man died in a fatal single-vehicle car crash in Makaha early today.

Family members and friends have identified him as Troy Kahooilihala Jr.

At about 2 a.m. near Keaau Beach Park, a four-door Toyota sedan operated by a 24-year-old man was traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed on Farrington Highway when it veered off the road, tore through a chain-link fence and struck an unoccupied pick up truck parked near the beach, Lt. Andre Peters of the Honolulu Police Department’s Traffic Division said.

The sedan then went airborne, rolled over several times across the beach before it came to a rest.

Kahooilihala, the rear-seat passenger, 20, was ejected about 10 feet from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver was intoxicated at the time of the crash, police said. Emergency Medical Services transported the driver and the front-seat passenger, 20, to a hospital in serious condition.

The front-seat passenger has since been released from the hospital.

Peters said speed and alcohol were factors.

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