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Nov 19, 2017

Police detect alcohol from U.S. serviceman after Okinawa fatal crash

NAHA, Japan - Police detected alcohol from a U.S. serviceman after a military truck he was driving collided with a light truck, leaving the Japanese driver dead, in Okinawa Prefecture on Sunday.


Police detect alcohol from U.S. serviceman after Okinawa fatal crash photo


The police said they are questioning the serviceman in his 20s on a voluntary basis. He was three times over the legal limit in the breath test, they said.


The two-ton military truck collided with the small truck at an intersection in the city of Naha around 5:25 a.m. The driver of the minitruck in his 60s was confirmed dead after being taken to a hospital. The serviceman was injured slightly.


A witness told the police the military truck hit the minitruck as the latter vehicle was making a right turn from the opposite direction while a right-turn signal was on.



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