An 80-year-old man and 76-year-old woman died after being hit by a car while walking down the road in Sukumo, Kochi Province, on Thursday morning.

Police said 42's car driver Ryuji Ojima was arrested on suspicion of reckless driving resulting in death.

According to local press, the incident occurred around 5: 35 in the morning on the 56 National Route. Masao Oguri, 80, was walking his dog while Shuko Nishimura, 76, walked with her husband along the unpaved road when they were hit by the car.

Oguri and Nishimura were taken to hospital with serious head injuries and died about two hours later. Nishimura's husband was not injured.

Police said Ojima, an employee of the company living in Shimanto, also in Kochi Province, has admitted the charge.

Source: Japan Today

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