A 17-year-old boy was found on an Ibaraki prefectural road in Hitachi City early Wednesday morning, bleeding from his head which had tire marks on it, police said.
Police said a man driving along at about 2 a.m. Wednesday noticed the boy lying on the road and called for an ambulance. The boy, Shota Iizuka, who lived nearby and was a third-grade student at a private high school, suffered a serious brain hemorrhage and was pronounced dead at a hospital shortly after. Tire marks were found on the boy’s head in what appears to be a hit-and-run incident.
Police also said the boy had told his parents that he was going to dinner with some friends when he left home at about 8 p.m. Tuesday night.© News reports