Police have arrested a 25-year-old truck driver in connection with the hit-and-run death of a 52-year-old man in Saitama City on Tuesday night.
According to police, the 4-ton truck, driven by Tetsuya Hasebe, hit Yoshiaki Oshima, who was riding a bicycle, at about 9:30 p.m., Fuji TV reported. Hasebe fled the scene.
The next day, Hasebe told his boss he had been in an accident but did not disclose details, Fuji reported. His boss then apparently happened on the scene of the accident by chance and alerted police that Hasebe may have been responsible.
A police investigation revealed that pieces of the truck at the scene matched damage to Hasebe’s vehicle.
Police said Friday that Hasebe confessed to the crime, and quoted him as saying that he fled out of fear, Fuji reported.© Japan Today