Okinawa-based Marine arrested after fatal collision with motorcycle

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.


By HANA KUSUMOTO | STARS AND STRIPES Published: June 1, 2018

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.


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