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A 48-year-old crane truck driver was found guilty Tuesday in the Kyoto District Court over a fatal accident linked to playing the popular smartphone game “Pokemon Go.”

Hiroki Negami was sentenced to 18 months in prison, suspended for five years, for negligence resulting in death. He was playing the game when his vehicle fatally struck a 39-year-old woman on a motor scooter in Nagaokakyo, Kyoto Prefecture, on Sept. 12.

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