Police in Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, said Monday they have arrested a 38-year-old man on suspicion of dangerous driving resulting in death after the car he was driving hit and killed a 55-year-old woman.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 1:30 a.m. Sunday. Fuji TV reported that the suspect, Kenichi Yoshida, was driving his car when he hit Kimie Kanbe. The woman suffered extensive injuries and was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Yoshida kept going but a witness noted the license plate of his car and contacted police who arrested the suspect at around 11:30 p.m. Sunday.
Yoshida was quoted by police as saying he remembers hitting something but did not think it was a person.© Japan Today