Speed was a contributing factor in the death last night of a 21-year-old Kaneohe man who crashed a motorcycle on the H-3 Freeway in Kaneohe, police said.
The man was heading towards Kaneohe when he lost control just past the Likelike offramp, drifted onto the shoulder area, and collided with a guard rail, police said. He was ejected from the motorcycle and died at the scene.
The man was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash at about 11:45 p.m.
It was the 14th traffic fatality on Oahu this year compared to 8 at this time last year.