On the 28th, on the Tomei Expressway in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, a large amount of gas cylinders dropped from a running truck and exploded and caught fire, and three people who were in another car were killed and injured. On the 29th, the police arrested a 29-year-old company employee who was driving a truck on suspicion of negligent driving causing death.
Shortly after 5:30 a.m. on the 28th, at a ramp on the Tomei Expressway in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, a large amount of gas cylinders fell from the truck bed onto the road and a fire broke out.
The gas cylinders exploded one after another, and two other trucks that had stopped ahead due to traffic jams were caught in it and caught fire. .
In this accident, the police arrested Wataru Asai (29), a company employee in Tokoname City, Aichi Prefecture, who was driving a truck loaded with gas cylinders, on suspicion of negligent driving causing death and injury on the 29th.
According to the police, he admitted to the police investigation that he was transporting gas cylinders from Aichi Prefecture to Shizuoka Prefecture.
Immediately after the accident, there was a report that ``about 120 gas cylinders were loaded'', so the police are investigating in detail whether there were any problems with the loading status.