Two youths riding a motorbike the wrong way along the Chugoku Expressway were killed when their bike collided with a car.
According to police, the accident occurred at around 10:30 p.m. Sunday near Shiso in Hyogo Prefecture. The 400cc bike burst into flames upon impact, Fuji TV reported.
The two boys, aged 17 and 16, were from Toyooka. They were taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead. The driver of the car they collided with was uninjured, police said.
Just before the accident, police said they received a call from a motorist reporting that a motorbike was going the wrong way along the expressway.
After the accident, the expressway was closed for about four hours.© Japan Today