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Man fleeing after beating ex-wife hit, killed by police car in Aichi

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A 71-year-old man who beat his 74-year-old ex-wife on Sunday morning and then fled their home in Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture, died after being hit by a police patrol car on an expressway.

Fuji TV reported that police received a call at around 4 a.m. from the 46-year-old daughter of Katsuharu Oda, saying he was beating her mother with a hammer-like object. Although the couple had divorced, they were still living in the same house.

When police arrived at the scene 10 minutes later, they found Oda's wife and the daughter bleeding from head injuries. They were taken to hospital where they are in a stable condition.

According to police, Oda fled in a car before they arrived. About 10 minutes later, a police car on patrol ran over him as he was lying on the Tomei Expressway about 1.5 kilometers from his home. He was taken to hospital where he died about an hour later.

The officer driving the patrol car said he suddenly saw a body lying on the expressway as he came around a bend but was unable to stop in time.

Police said Oda, who was a carpenter, left a note in his car by the side of the expressway, saying he was going to die, too.

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Well, he did. Die. And for what? Thank God his wife and daughter survived. At least so far. Fingers crossed they get over it.

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Although the couple had divorced, they were still living in the same house.

Just a tiny part of the problem one would think.

Man fleeing after beating ex-wife hit, killed by police car in Aichi

Now the car that did this should be taken a part and sold for scrap. Cars should never be killing people!

About 10 minutes later, a police car on patrol ran over him as he was lying on the Tomei Expressway

The driver of the cop car is one lucky dude. If it was anywhere else besides the expressway that he hit this guy the driver would be up guano creek. Justice served.

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An expressway curve so tight a policeman can't see far enough ahead to see a body in the road? Possible, especially in the dark. But also possible if the policeman were going too fast for conditions, which I doubt because police never seem to break the speed limit. All in all, what a way to commit suicide.

I hope the mother and daughter recover physically and emotionally.

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Living in the same house with ex-spouse must be an awkward arrangement.

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Ugghhh. A boy killing his grandparents. And then this. There are some days when you really wish you hadn't read the news headlines. And during the holiday season as well. Ugghhh.

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Good end ..

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When I was divorced and me and my ex together with our son lived together for 2 months, I was always praying every night that I'd get to wake up whole and alive. I just couldn't forget the look in his eyes and I was worried for me and my son's lives. But what could we do? Back then I was jobless and he had no place to go just yet. Definitely not a very good idea. And the word taihen sasete ageru made me shivered then. May they find peace and happiness in the afterlife! RIP.

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@trinklets, some say there is no afterlife. just birth and,death. like the birds and the bees. but whatever, this family tragedy is a sad tragedy.

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May they find peace and happiness in the afterlife! RIP.

They ain't dead yet.

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Good news.

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Yeah. He died. It's lucky that his daughter & ex-wife survived.

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Simply a sad story that will probably continue to haunt the two ladies forever.

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Out of the many vehicles on the expressway, what are the odds of a police car running over someone that just committed a crime. Poetic justice?

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Karma!

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justice of the peace, er, poetic...

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This is so horridly sad.

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Karma!

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No great loss.

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KARMA is a b!tch!!

lololol

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@trinklets2

I sympathise with you completely as I am in a similar situation. It is not always possible/practival to find an immediate solution.

Very selfish & cowardly of the husband to make another be the cause of his death.

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