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Man from Japan dies after being hit by vehicle on Thanksgiving morning

A 57-year-old Japanese man died early Tuesday from injuries he suffered when he was hit by a vehicle Thanksgiving morning on a Fort Worth street.
A 57-year-old Japanese man died early Tuesday from injuries he suffered when he was hit by a vehicle Thanksgiving morning on a Fort Worth street.

A 57-year-old Japan resident died Tuesday morning in a local hospital from injuries he suffered Thanksgiving morning, authorities said.

The victim was identified as Takahiko Ichikawa, who died at 6:28 a.m. Tuesday at John Peter Smith Hospital, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner's office website on Tuesday. A ruling on his death is pending an autopsy.

His address was Japan, and no city was listed, the website stated.

Patrol officers responded to a call reporting an automobile hit a pedestrian shortly after 5:30 a.m. Thanksgiving morning in the 700 block of Leisure Drive.

A motorist told police he was on a curve in the street in a dark area when he saw two men walking in the street.

One of the men jumped into a ditch to avoid being hit, police said.

The other man, later identified as Ichikawa, did not move and he was hit by the vehicle, police said.

The motorist stopped and reported the accident.

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A pedestrian died Tuesday morning from injuries he suffered after he was hit by a vehicle on Leisure Drive in Fort Worth on Thanksgiving morning. Courtesy: McClatchy Co.

Alcohol was not a factor in the accident, according to a preliminary police report.

Domingo Ramirez Jr.: 817-390-7763,@mingoramirezjr



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