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Woman killed after her car crashes into truck during police chase

A 50-year-old woman was killed early Sunday when the car she was driving crashed into a truck while being she was being pursued by a police patrol car in Tsuyama, Okayama Prefecture.
According to police, the incident occurred on National Highway 53 at around 2 a.m. Fuji TV reported that the car slammed into the truck which was stopped at a red light, and then burst into flames. The truck driver sustained minor injuries.
Police said that 90 minutes prior to the accident, they had received a call from the woman about a domestic dispute. Police went to her home where her husband told them his wife had stormed out of the house, got into their car and driven away.
The police patrol spotted the woman’s car not far from her residence and when it approached the car, it sped off, going through a red light.
The pursuit went on for about four kilometers before the car crashed into the truck. Police said they had sounded the siren during the chase and were about 50 meters behind the woman when she crashed.


© Japan Today
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