A man and a woman, both aged 21, were killed after the car they were traveling in rear-ended a truck engaged in de-icing work on a highway in Nagoya on Sunday morning.
According to police, the accident occurred on National Route 23 in the city's Minato Ward at around 1 a.m. Fuji TV reported that the truck had stopped on the highway for de-icing work when it was rear-ended by a light car.
The two passengers in the car, company employee Yohei Handa, who was driving, and Akane Satouchi, a temp worker, suffered severe injuries. They were taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead. The occupants of the truck, two men aged 58 and 60, sustained light injuries, police said.
Police said that at the time of the accident, snow was falling and the road surface was icy. They said the truck had stopped on the side of the road for de-icing work when it was rear-ended. The impact sent the de-icing machine onto the light car.© Japan Today