Kapa‘a man dies in accident

Kapa‘a resident Luke Ichiyama died yesterday after his motorcycle collided with a pick-up truck on Maluhia Road in Koloa, according to county press releases.

The 25-year-old motorcyclist was traveling south when the accident occurred, according to the release. The driver of the northbound truck was not injured.

Police could not comment on the ongoing investigation of the accident, said Mary Daubert, spokeswoman for the county.

They found a helmet at the scene, but an autopsy will be necessary to determine if Ichiyama wore it at the time of the accident, she said.

The vehicles collided about 2 miles south of the junction of Kaumuali‘i Highway and Maluhia Road, near the Tunnel of Trees.

The accident shut down traffic from 6:40 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., according to Daubert.

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