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This photo reportedly shows the vehicle driven by a U.S. Marine that collided with a motorcycle, killing its Okinawan driver, Sunday, May 27, 2018.

This photo reportedly shows the vehicle driven by a U.S. Marine that collided with a motorcycle, killing its Okinawan driver, Sunday, May 27, 2018. (Courtesy of Twitter)

TOKYO — An Okinawa-based Marine was in Japanese police custody Friday, days after his car collided with a motorcycle, killing its driver.

Cpl. Mauricio Ambriz Camacho, 21, was driving in Nago city at about 2 p.m. on May 27, when he reportedly crossed the center line of a curved roadway and ran head-on into an oncoming motorcycle, a Nago police spokesman said.

The motorcyclist — a 45-year-old Okinawan man — was taken to a hospital but died later of hemorrhagic shock caused by whole-body contusion.

Camacho, who is assigned to Camp Hansen, was arrested on suspicion of Negligent Driving Causing Injury. However, because the motorcyclist later died, police on Tuesday referred the case to the prosecutors as Negligent Driving Causing Death, the spokesman said. Police are investigating the incident, but said alcohol was not involved.

kusumoto.hana@stripes.com

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Hana Kusumoto is a reporter/translator who has been covering local authorities in Japan since 2002. She was born in Nagoya, Japan, and lived in Australia and Illinois growing up. She holds a journalism degree from Boston University and previously worked for the Christian Science Monitor’s Tokyo bureau.

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