Honolulu police reported that a crash on the island of Oahu on Jan. 9 was the fourth traffic fatality in 2018, compared to only one in the first nine days of 2017. Law enforcement reported that alcohol and speed are suspected to have been involved in this crash. Sadly, this was one of those auto accidents in which an alleged drunk driver caused the death of a passenger.
According to an accident report, a 27-year-old pickup truck driver and two passengers were eastbound on a Hauula road shortly before 4:30 a.m. It is suspected that the driver lost control of the vehicle on a curve in the road. The pickup truck careened off the roadway and smashed into a tree before it rolled over.