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Man, 54, killed in Waimanalo moped crash identified

  • ROSEMARIE BERNARDO / RBERNARDO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A tow truck removes a moped from the scene of a fatal crash in Waimanalo Thursday morning.

    ROSEMARIE BERNARDO / RBERNARDO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    A tow truck removes a moped from the scene of a fatal crash in Waimanalo Thursday morning.

  • ROSEMARIE BERNARDO / RBERNARDO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Police investigate at the scene of a fatal moped crash Thusday morning in Waimanalo.

    ROSEMARIE BERNARDO / RBERNARDO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Police investigate at the scene of a fatal moped crash Thusday morning in Waimanalo.

A 54-year-old Waimanalo man who died in a single-moped crash Thursday was identified today by the Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office as James Lapinad.

Police said Lapinad was driving his moped westbound on Waikupanaha Street about 3:30 a.m. Thursday when for unknown reasons he lost control and struck a concrete curb on the side of the road. He continued westbound for a short distance before being thrown onto the roadway. He died at the scene.

Police said he was not wearing a helmet.

It was Oahu’s 20th traffic fatality this year compared to 27 at the same time last year.

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