Aug. 22, 2012 - 06:50AM JST
Police on Tuesday arrested the driver of a car that hit and killed a woman in Otawara, Tochi Prefecture, on Monday night.
According to police, the suspect, identified as Yoshio Higuchi, 46, hit Asuka Iwasaki, 35, as she crossed a one-way street at about 11 p.m. Monday, Fuji TV reported. At the time of the incident, Iwasaki was talking on her cell phone with a male friend. He heard her scream and rushed to the scene. He called police after finding Iwasaki lying on the street, with her belongings scattered about, Fuji reported.
Police said they were able to find Higuchi based on an eyewitness description of his car.