Three men were killed late Thursday night when the car they were riding in crashed on a highway in Fukuchiyama, Kyoto Prefecture.
According to police, the car, driven by Takumu Hosomi, 21, hit a left embankment on National Route 176 and then flipped over at about 11:20 p.m. A passing motorist called police to report the accident.
Fuji TV reported that three male passengers suffered extensive injuries and were pronounced dead at hospital a short time later. They were identified as Satoshi Noguchi, 21, Kazuki Hara, 21, and Shumei Oda, 21. Hosomi was in a state of shock, police said.
Hosomi was quoted by police Friday as saying that he didn't remember the accident, Fuji reported.© Japan Today