A car being chased by a police patrol car crashed through a guardrail and into the wall of a house, killing a passenger, in Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture, on Sunday morning.
According to police, the chase began at around 1:40 a.m. when the car went through a red light. Fuji TV quoted police as saying that the patrol car chased the speeding vehicle for about three kilometers before it crashed through the guardrail and into the house.
Police identified the dead man, who was in the passenger seat, as Kenji Tsuruta, 27. The driver of the car, a man in his 20s, was taken to hospital but his condition is not life-threatening, police said, adding that he was intoxicated and will be charged with drunk driving after he recovers.
Nobody in the house was injured, police said.© Japan Today