Okinawa cops: 7-year-old girl killed in 4-car crash

Caused by driver veering into opposing lane, police say

A 7-year-old girl was killed in a four-car collision in Okinawa (Nippon News Network)

A 7-year-old girl was killed in a four-car collision in Okinawa (Nippon News Network)

OKINAWA (TR) – A 7-year-old girl was killed in a four-car collision in Ginowan City, police said on Sunday.

Soyoka Yagi, 7, was killed after the car she was riding collided head-on with another car that strayed into oncoming traffic, causing two more cars to also collide at around 11 a.m., Nippon News Network reports (Dec. 11).

Yasutaka Nakamoto, 28, who was driving the car that strayed across the center road line, was arrested on suspicion of negligent driving resulting in death, police said.

Nakamoto likely erroneously operated his steering wheel, police said.

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