OSAKA — A 3-ton billboard fell on top of a car that had stopped at traffic lights August 26 in Yao, Osaka Prefecture, crushing the car and killing the driver.

A crane truck was in the process of removing the 16-meter sign board at a prefectural highway intersection when the truck tilted, the support ropes snapped and the pole toppled over. Police identified the driver as Koichi Shiba, 46, from Higashi Osaka.

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