A 78-year-old man, driving his car the wrong way on an expressway, hit a light car head-on, killing the 35-year-old driver, in Nara Prefecture on Wednesday morning.
According to police, the accident occurred at around 12:40 a.m. on the Nishi-Meihan Expressway at Yamatokoriyama, Fuji TV reported.
Police said the driver of the light car, Kazunari Okita, a company employee from Yao in Osaka Prefecture, was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. The 78-year-old man, who is from Ikaruga in Nara Prefecture, sustained head injuries and was taken to hospital where doctors said his life was not in danger.
Police said they will wait until he recovers before questioning him about why he was driving the wrong way. Police said it appeared he crossed over into the oncoming lane when he passed another car.
They said he faces a charge of dangerous driving resulting in death.© Japan Today