A 79-year-old man was killed when the light truck he was driving the wrong way along a Fukui Prefecture expressway crashed into a truck and a car on Thursday night.
According to police, the accident occurred at around 6 p.m. on the Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway at Oi-cho, about 300 meters from the Oi-Takahama Interchange, Fuji TV reported.
The truck driver, who was killed in the accident, was identified as Tetsuo Tanaka, a local farmer. Police said Tanaka was driving the wrong way along the expressway and first crashed into a larger truck, then hit a car coming behind that truck. Tanaka was taken to hospital where he was confirmed dead an hour later.
Police said that according to Tanaka’s family, he did not suffer from dementia.© Japan Today