Taiwanese tourist to Japan killed in car crash

Taipei-A Taiwanese tourist died in a head-on crash on Thursday in Okinawa, the local broadcast station Ryukyu Asahi Broadcasting (RAB) reported Friday.

The wreck happened around 3 p.m. Thursday on National Route 58 near Onna village, a popular tourist resort in Japan's Okinawa Prefecture.

A Taiwanese woman was killed and her husband was injured, the RAB said.

The deceased woman, Kuo Chuan-hsiu (???), was sitting in the backseat of a rental mini-van when the driver, the woman's husband, surnamed Tang (?), crossed the centerline while making a right turn and hit another mini-van head on, according to the RAB.

Kuo, 50, was injured in the head and was pronounced dead one hour after being sent to the hospital, and Tang received a minor chest injury, the broadcasting station said.

The couple's 10-year-old son, also a passenger in the mini-van, was left unscathed, the RAB added.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation, the news station said.

Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has contacted the family after the incident and will provide necessary assistance, MOFA spokesperson Joanne Ou (???) said.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel