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Three people died Wednesday after their car fell from an expressway in Akita Prefecture, police said.

Two 20-year-old men and a 17-year-old female were found in a wrecked sports car about 50 meters below the expressway at around 7:50 a.m. They were pronounced dead after being rushed to a hospital.

Tire marks left on the expressway and damaged trees on a slope alongside suggest the vehicle crossed the center line and tumbled over the edge, according to the police.

A passerby on a farm road called emergency services.

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