Police have arrested a 66-year-old dump truck driver after he hit and killed a 7-year-old boy in Hokota, Ibaraki Prefecture, on Monday morning.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 4:40 a.m. TV Asahi reported that the truck driver, Yasugoro Kubota, notified police that he had hit a boy. Police rushed to the scene and found the boy, Yuto Kawano, lying on the road. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
According to the police, the boy was walking along the two-lane road, dressed in a T-shirt, short pants and sandals. Police said they are questioning the boy's family as to why he was outside by himself so early in the morning.© Japan Today