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Mother, 7-year-old son killed in car-truck crash in Tochigi Pref

A 35-year-old woman and her 7-year-old son were killed Saturday when their car collided head-on with a truck in Otawara, Tochigi Prefecture.
According to police, the accident occurred just before 9 a.m. on a prefectural highway, Fuji TV reported. Police said that the car being driven by Asuka Furuuchi apparently crossed over the center line into the path of the truck being driven by a 65-year-old man.
Furuuchi and her son Hayato, who was in the front passenger seat, suffered severe injuries in the collision. They were taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead. The truck driver suffered a minor chest injury.
Police said the road was wet at the time of the crash and believe Furuuchi may have lost control of her car on the slippery surface.


© Japan Today
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