The Tokyo Reporter

Aichi cop dies in crash with train in possible suicide

A police officer possibly killed himself by driving into a train (Nippon News Network)

AICHI (TR) – Police are investigating the possibility that a male police officer who died after crashing into a train in Anji City had intended to take his own life, reports Nippon News Network (Mar. 3).

The 43-year-old Aichi Prefectural Police officer died instantly after crashing into the JR Tokaido Line train and causing its front car to derail at a crossing at 7 a.m.

He was maybe troubled after the prefectural police inspector’s office spoke to him over personal issues, police sources said.

Three passengers were left with poor health following the crash, which caused a 13-hour delay affecting some 88,000 travelers.

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