KANEOHE BAY – The Marine killed in a motorcycle crash on Sand Island Road has been identified as Malik Baxter, stationed at Kaneohe Bay.
Investigators say that the 20-year-old who hailed from New York, lost control of his motorcycle and hit a fence and a light pole before being thrown from the motorcycle, according to HNN. The crash is still under investigation.
Baxter’s family members were very proud of him. He came from a large family of military men and his parents said their son could make anyone laugh because of his laugh. He dreamed one day of owning his own motorcycle shop.
“That’s a hard thing to get over. Somebody you watch come into this world, you watch his little boo boos growing up, and graduating to different grades and go through school and sit there and watch him graduate. And now you’re gonna be laying him to rest, it’s hard,” his father Willie Baxter said.
This motorcycle crash is the sixth traffic fatality of the year compared to 11 last year.
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