A 15-year-old boy apparently committed suicide by jumping from a bridge onto the Tomei Expressway in Ayase City, Kanagawa Prefecture, on Tuesday night.
According to police, the boy’s body was found on the expressway just before 8 p.m. He was confirmed dead at the scene, Fuji TV reported.
A motorist called police to report that a person or mannequin was lying on the expressway.
Police said the boy phoned his father before the incident and said, “Thank you for everything you’ve done for me. It’s become painful for me to go on living.”
There is a two-meter high guardrail on the bridge which the boy climbed over, police said.© Japan Today