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KAKIZAKI, Niigata -- A driver of a truck whose unstable load fell onto the road, smashing into an oncoming driver and killing him, has been arrested, along with a transport company president and three others, police said Friday.
The five, also including a maintenance company president and two maintenance workers, are accused of professional negligence resulting in death following the July 2000 accident.
The accident marks the first time a transport company president has been arrested over faulty maintenance of the load on one of its trucks.
Charged with negligence were Hidekatsu Aoki, 59, the president of the company that operated the truck; the …