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Just before 9 a.m. Saturday, a Honda Accord was seen speeding down Kalaeloa Boulevard towards Campbell Industrial Park.
“We had a witness who was on a motorcycle who said that they saw the vehicle you see behind me, travelling at a high rate of speed,” Honolulu Police Lieutenant Robert Towne said.
The witness came across the wreck shortly after it hit the tree.
“When they got here, they found a Honda that you see behind me and there were two male occupants that we believe were brothers,” Lt. Towne said.
Police say the 22-year-old passenger was taken to Queen’s Medical Center in critical condition, the driver an 18-year-old man was seriously injured.
“We are looking at speed as a factor at this point. We don’t believe alcohol is involved,” Lt. Towne said.
Some drivers on Kalaeloa were delayed a half-hour while police investigated.
“We have it contraflowed right now, so it’s not a complete shutdown,” Lt. Towne said.
The contraflow between Malakole and Opakapaka streets lasted about two and half hours.