2 deaths on Oahu roadways in one day

Published On: Apr 24 2014 10:50:16 AM HST   Updated On: Apr 25 2014 11:48:04 AM HST
KANEOHE, Hawaii -

Two men who were hospitalized in critical condition on Thursday after two separate traffic incidents on Oahu have died, according to police.

At around 9:35 a.m., an 89-year-old Kaneohe man was struck by a car on Kaneohe Bay Drive in front of Castle High School.

Police say the car was heading westbound and struck the pedestrian, who was in a marked crosswalk.  The victim was taken to the Queen's Medical Center where he later died.

The victim was identified as Lawrence Vieira.

The 68-year-old Kailiua man driving the Volvo sedan was not injured.

Police are investigating the cause of the incident.

Click here to see video from the scene.

At around 1:30 p.m., a 72-year-old was hospitalized in critical condition after a crash on the H-1 Freeway heading eastbound near the Koko Head Avenue off-ramp.

Investigators say the car went up an embankment on the Koko Head Ave. off-ramp, hit a post and sideswiped a guard rail and a couple of walls.  The driver was seen slumped over the steering wheel.

Police say the man may have died from a medical condition.


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