5 killed after station wagon crashes into truck in Niigata
Five people were killed when a station wagon crashed into a truck in Ojiyashi, Niigata Prefecture, on Friday.
According to police, the accident occurred at around 11:30 a.m. The station wagon carrying six members of one family hit the back of the truck and burst into flames, TBS reported. Five of the station wagon’s passengers died, while the sixth, a woman in her 30s, was taken to hospital where she remains in a coma, police said.
Police said the accident occurred on a slight curve where the truck had stopped because of a flat tire. The truck was in the passinglane and its hazard lights were on, TBS reported.