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SAN LEANDRO: Takeshi Watanabe Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash at True World Foods Parking Lot on Williams Street

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SAN LEANDRO, California (October 17, 2016) – 54-year-old Takeshi Watanabe, an employee of a food distribution center, was killed in a hit-and-run collision early Monday morning, according to ABC 7.

The incident occurred about 11:45 a.m. in the rear parking lot of True World Foods on Williams Street.

As per the article, police said Watanabe was struck by a vehicle after attempting to stop its driver from stealing wooden pallets stacked behind the business.

Watanabe suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene.

Police affirmed that the suspect fled the area but his car, a white Ford F-250 pickup, was later located on East 12th Street near 47th Avenue.

He reportedly walked away and hid under a parked vehicle a block away before the police arrested him. The hit-and-run motorist, later identified as 27-year-old Kadeem Edwards, was taken to Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, where he will be held without bail on suspicion of murder.


We are deeply saddened by the news of this tragedy. We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the friends and family members of Mr. Takeshi Watanabe.

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