• Kyodo


Three people were killed and one was injured when they were struck by a minivan while walking for exercise Wednesday morning on a sidewalk in Iizuka, Fukuoka Prefecture, police said.

Police identified the deceased as Naoyoshi Iwamoto, 70, his wife, Yaeko, 66, and Hatsumi Hachiyama, 55.

Hachiyama’s sister, Miwako Hachiyama, 64, suffered a broken leg and was taken to a hospital.

They were hit by a vehicle driven by Yoshihiko Mitsuno, 30, who was arrested on suspicion of negligence resulting in death and injury.

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