• Kyodo


Three people were killed and three others injured, one of them critically, early Saturday when a car hit a truck and then crossed the center divider, colliding with two vehicles in the opposite lane on Route 2 in Hiroshima, police said.

Killed in the 3:20 a.m. accident in Hiroshima’s Saeki Ward were Naotake Kaneoka, 27, the driver of the car, and Tsuyoshi Matsumoto and Tatsuya Nagamoto, both 19, who were riding in one of the two oncoming vehicles.

One of the three injured is in critical condition, police said.