A Mississippi man is dead after a motorcycle crash on Monday, Sept. 6, in Wailua.
Kauaʻi Police and Kauaʻi Fire Departments responded to the single-vehicle crash at approximately 4:15 p.m. on Nonou Road. When first responders arrived on scene, they found a bystander performing CPR on the motorcyclist, later identified as 25-year-old Jacob Wilson, who was unresponsive with severe injuries to his head.
Firefighters and medics continued CPR and advanced life support, but the man could not be resuscitated.
Through the course of their investigation, police determined Wilson was traveling west on a 2008 Kawasaki motorcycle on Nonou Road when he failed to negotiate a right-hand curve in the roadway. He crossed over to the eastbound lane and struck a fence on the eastbound shoulder.
Wilson was ejected from the motorcycle and sustained fatal injuries, KPD reports.
Nonou Road was closed to all traffic in the area of the Eggerking Road intersection for approximately two hours while the Kauaʿi Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit conducted an on-scene investigation.
The cause of the crash continues to be investigated by the Traffic Safety Unit but a preliminary report indicates that speed may have been a factor. The motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet.
This is Kauaʿi’s first traffic fatality this year compared to six at this time last year.