Two 18-year-old girls and an 18-year-old boy were killed after their car flipped over and was hit by an oncoming truck in Fuji, Shizuoka Prefecture, on Tuesday morning. Another 18-year-old boy who was in the car suffered extensive injuries and is in a coma, police said.
According to police, the accident occurred at around 12:40 a.m. on a prefectural highway, Fuji TV reported. The 64-year-old truck driver, who was not injured, called police after the accident and said a car in the opposite lane had flipped over and crossed the center line into his path.
The driver of the car and three passengers were taken to hospital where the two girls and a boy were pronounced dead. They were identified as Ayuka Sugiyama, Nana Sano and Keita Takano. The second boy, Kaito Higaki, remained in a coma on Tuesday afternoon.
Police said visibility was good at the time of the accident and believe the car may have been speeding when it flipped over.© Japan Today