A woman was struck and killed by a vehicle on a road in Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture, on Sunday night, police said Monday.
The incident occurred around 11 p.m., police said. Another motorist saw the woman lying on the road and stopped to call police at 11:10 p.m.
Paramedics rushed the victim, Atsuko Otsuka, to the hospital where she was pronounced dead at 12:15 a.m. Monday. Police said that Otsuka worked in a convenience store and was apparently walking home when she was hit. The speed limit on the road is 40 kph.
Police are appealing for anyone who might have seen the vehicle that hit Otsuka to come forward.© News reports