2 die in Saitama expressway crash
Two people died after a large truck hit a station wagon on the Kan-Etsu Expressway in Misato, Saitama Prefecture, on Wednesday night.
According to police, the accident occurred at around 11:30 p.m. The station wagon was rear-ended by the truck and then crashed into the guard rail, resulting in a fire which killed the driver and a passenger, Fuji TV reported. Police say they were unable to ascertain the ages or genders of the deceased.
The driver of the truck, a 40-year-old man, sustained minor injuries in the crash. Police say that the section of the expressway was closed until 4:45 a.m. Thursday
Police are currently questioning the truck driver to ascertain the cause of the accident.