A 25-year-old woman and her 3-month-old daughter were killed when their car was hit by an oncoming truck in Mitoyo, Kagawa Prefecture, on Tuesday morning.
According to police, the accident happened at around 9:40 a.m. on a curve on National Route 11. Witnesses said it appeared the truck crossed over the center line and hit the car head-on, Fuji TV reported.
Both vehicles went off the road after the impact and landed in a vacant lot. A crane had to be used to lift the truck off the wreckage of the smaller car.
The dead woman and child were identified as Emi Iwakura and her baby Miyu, police said. The 63-year-old driver of the truck sustained light injuries. Police are questioning him about the cause of the accident.© Japan Today