The woman who drove the Lexus RX in downtown Kharkiv on Wednesday evening has been arrested. Since she ran over a crowd, which led to deaths of five people, Alyona Zaitseva may now get a prison term – up to ten years. Arsen Avakov, Ukraine’s interior minister posted this on Facebook.
‘The perpetrator is detained and arrested under the court decision. The police are looking into this accident and sorting out the degree of the guilt of another driver involved in the crash. I hope the court will make adequate decisions in this case,’ Avakov wrote. He did not specify how long Zaitseva is going to stay in detention.
It became revealed that Alyona Zaitseva is the half-sister of lustrated deputy district attorney Dmytro Zaitsev and the daughter of Kharkiv-based businessmen Vasyl Zaitsev. Previously, the girl was fined for traffic violation three times.
As 112 International reported, an SUV drove into a crowd of people in Kharkiv. As a result, five people died, six more were injured, the press service of the Kharkiv Police informs.
'According to the preliminary information, 11 people suffered: five died, six more received injuries of different severity,' the statement said.
The tragedy happened at about 8:45 p.m. in Sumska street. The law enforcers are clarifying the accident. The woman who was driving the car has been detained.