On Monday, December 26, 2022, at about 7:35 p.m., a fatal motor vehicle collision occurred in the Hawaii Kai area involving a single vehicle with two occupants.
It was reported to the Honolulu Police Department, Traffic Division, Vehicular Homicide Section that a 79-year-old female motorist was traveling eastbound on Kalanianaole Highway. While in the area east of the Hanauma Bay Road, the vehicle lost control and struck the guardrail several times before coming to final rest.
The female driver of the vehicle was taken to an area hospital in serious condition. The 84-year-old male passenger was not wearing a seatbelt. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Speed may be a factor in this collision. Drugs and alcohol did not appear to be factors.
This was the 55th traffic fatality on Oahu this year, as compared to 46 at the same time in 2021.
This investigation is ongoing.