Two children were killed after the car they were traveling in suddenly crashed into a highway guardrail in Kibichuo, Okayama Prefecture, on Wednesday afternoon. According to police, Kumiko Itsushima, 38, of Okayama City, was driving home with her three children after visiting her parents when her car collided with the end of a guardrail.
Her 11-year-old son, Daiki, and 8-year-old daughter, Tomoka, died in the crash. Itsushima sustained minor injuries and her 5-year-old daughter, who was riding in the back seat behind her, was uninjured.
The accident occurred around 2:30 p.m. on a straight stretch of road with no visual obstructions. Police have not yet released any details on how the accident might have happened.© News reports