TSU, Mie Pref. – A women was killed and 10 other people were injured in a seven-vehicle pileup Friday morning on the Higashi-Meihan Expressway in Suzuka, Mie Prefecture. Police said the accident occurred around 6:30 a.m. when a truck slammed into a line of backed-up vehicles.
The dead woman was identified as Sakae Yamaguchi, 85, from Komaki, Aichi Prefecture. The driver of the truck, Junichi Takeuchi, 23, from Osaka, was arrested on suspicion of professional negligence resulting in death.