Japanese motorcyclist dies in crash with on-duty sailor

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: March 22, 2013

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — A Japanese motorcyclist died Thursday in a collision with a vehicle driven by an on-duty sailor just outside Camp Foster, according to local police and the Marine Corps.

A 28-year-old petty officer third-class, whose name was not released, was driving a military van at the base’s Gate 3 on Highway 130 around 12:30 p.m. She attempted to turn right at the intersection when the van collided with a motorcycle driven by Isao Kiyan, 63, of Okinawa City, Japanese police said.

Kiyan was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead about one hour later.

The Marine Corps said Friday it is cooperating with Japanese prefectural police as they conduct an investigation.



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