• Kyodo


A male office worker was killed in a car accident here late Wednesday night, police said.

Fumiya Nakamura, 47, died after he was was hit by a car while crossing National Route No. 11 at around 11:55 p.m. The 29-year-old driver of the car, Minoru Izutsu, from Tokushima, is being questioned on suspicion of professional negligence resulting in death.

Police said the accident occurred at a crossing between the three-lane-highway and a local street with no traffic lights or pedestrian crossings.

Nakamura was returning home after drinking alcohol, police said.

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