Police said Wednesday they have arrested a 23-year-old company employee over the hit-and-run death of a 16-year-old youth in Ibaraki Prefecture.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 4 a.m. Tuesday in Hitachinaka City. Fuji TV quoted police as saying that a car hit a rider on a minibike at an intersection and kept going. Police identified the suspect as Shigemasa Kawanobe and the victim as Jo Isaka.
A witness called 119 to report the incident and Kawanobe's white sedan was identified through surveillance camera footage. Traces of Isaka's minibike were found on his car, police said.
Kawanobe has admitted to the charge, police said.© Japan Today