A 77-year-old man and his 70-year-old wife were killed in a head-on collision on the Chubu Odan Expressway in Saku, Nagano Prefecture, on Saturday.
According to police, the couple were traveling in a light car when it crashed into an oncoming car in the opposite lane at around 7 a.m., Sankei Shimbun reported.
The couple were taken to hospital with extensive injuries and were pronounced dead on arrival. The 32-year-old man driving the other car sustained minor injuries, police said.
The accident occurred on a slight curve. Police believe one of the cars drifted over the center line.
After the accident, traffic on the expressway was delayed for about 3 ½ hours.© Japan Today