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Skateboarder killed in crash on Oahu highway

May 19, 2014 - 6:14am

KAAAWA, Oahu — Authorities say a skateboarder died when a vehicle hit him on a highway in Oahu.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that police say the 26-year-old Honolulu man was heading north on Kamehameha Highway in Kaaawa around 12:43 a.m. Sunday when he rode into the path of a vehicle going the same direction.

The skateboarder was pronounced dead at the scene.

The newspaper reports that police records indicate a 24-year-old Laie man was arrested at 1:35 a.m. near the crash on suspicion of driving under the influence of an intoxicant and first-degree negligent homicide.

Police say alcohol may be a factor in the crash.