Three 18-year-old high school students were killed when their car crashed head-on into a car on a highway in Okayama City on Thursday night.
According to police, the accident occurred at around 11:40 p.m. in Kita Ward. Fuji TV reported that the car carrying the three male high school students from Akaiwa, Okayama Prefecture, veered over the center line on a curve into the path of an oncoming car.
The three students were taken to hospital and died shortly after arrival. They were identified as Kanzei High School student Koki Nagano, who was driving, Ginga Hiraga and Daiki Kanzaki, both of Higashi Okayama Technical High School. The 54-year-old driver of the other car suffered light injuries, police said.
Police said it was raining heavily at the time of the accident.© Japan Today