Five men and women, aged 16 to 21, were killed early Saturday when the car they were traveling in crashed into a bridge column in Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture.
According to police, the accident occurred at around 2:40 a.m. on National Route 11. TBS reported that the car was completely wrecked in the collision, killing the three men aged 21, 20 and 18, and two 16-year-old girls. Police said the five were taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead on arrival.
Police said there were no tire marks on the road indicating the 21-year-old driver might not have applied the brakes. They suspect the car was speeding when it crossed the center median and slammed into the bridge column.© Japan Today