A man was killed after the car he was driving plunged into the sea while he was being chased by a police car in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, on Thursday morning.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 3:40 a.m. at Kotoura harbor. Fuji TV reported that the car being chased by a patrol car jumped over the curb and plunged into the sea. It took about two hours to recover the body of the driver, a 71-year-old man, police said.
Police said the chase began after a patrol spotted the car in the parking lot of a hotel in neighboring Tamano town. When an officer approached the car to question the driver, the car sped off.
Police the pursuing police car had its siren on during the chase.© Japan Today