Police said Monday that an elementary school boy died after being run over by a car in Ayase, Kanagawa prefecture.
According to police, Yukiya Yoshida, 9, was crossing an intersection in a residential area at around 4:30 p.m. Sunday when he was hit by a car. The boy was taken to hospital where he died a short time later, TBS reported.
The driver of the car, who has been named as 35-year-old postal worker Masato Ono, was arrested for involuntary manslaughter with a vehicle. During questioning, Ono was quoted by police as saying, "I thought I heard a sound and when I stopped to look, I saw a boy lying there."
Police say they are currently investigating the cause of the accident.© Japan Today