An 18-year-old girl has been charged with dangerous driving resulting in death after the car she was driving hit and killed a 70-year-old woman in Motosu, Gifu Prefecture, on Thursday morning.
Police said the girl, who is a correspondence school student, had been drinking and was over the alcohol limit when she was tested right after the accident that occurred at around 7 a.m. in Shimofukushima, Sankei Shimbun reported.
Police identified the victim as Masako Hori. She suffered extensive head injuries and was taken to hospital where she died about two hours later.
The road where the incident occurred is about five meters wide. Hori was walking her dog when she was hit from behind, police said.© Japan Today