Police said Sunday night they have arrested a 26-year-old man after he hit a 65-year-woman riding a minibike with his car and dragged the woman along for about 1.5 kms in Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 10 p.m. Saturday at an intersection. TBS reported that the woman on the minibike, identified as Noriko Iguchi, was stopped at a red light when she was hit from behind.
The car hit another vehicle and kept going with Iguchi apparently wedged beneath it. The driver of the second vehicle contacted police who rushed to the scene. Iguchi's body was found on the road about 1.3 kms away, TBS reported. She was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival, police said.
Police said the suspect, Daiki Matsumura, who works at the Kawaguchi ward office, turned himself in at a police station on Sunday afternoon. He was quoted as saying he had been drinking alcohol before the incident.© Japan Today