Car of suspect in deadly car accident in Kharkiv was driving at 106 km per hour, - investigation

Source : 112 Ukraine

The court has announced the break until January 8. As is known, it considers the case of Olena Zaitseva, who mowed over a crowd of people in Kharkiv, northeastern Ukraine in October 2017
18:59, 20 December 2018

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The car of Olena Zaitseva, the suspect in the commitment of the deadly car accident in Kharkiv was driving at 106 km per hour at the moment of the accident as Hromadske reported citing Serhy Perepelytsia, the lawyer of second suspect Hennady Dronov.

“The defender of Hennady Dronov, the suspect in the commitment of the deadly car accident in Kharkiv has published the new results of the expert study. According to the conclusion, Olena Zaitseva was driving 106 km per hour. The new expert study was held in Dnipro. It was held on the materials of the criminal proceeding by three experts,” the message said.

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It is noted that the defense of Zaitseva appealed against the inclusion of the results to the materials of the case.

Besides, it was reported that the court takes the break until January 8.

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On October 18, 2017, Lexus ran over a group of pedestrians in Kharkiv, northeastern Ukraine. Alyona Zaitseva who drove the car violated the road traffic, crashing into the Volkswagen Touareg driven by Hennadiy Dronov which threw her car towards the pavement. Both drivers survived, but Lexus ran over eleven passing by people. Five pedestrians received lethal injuries; another six were taken to a hospital with injuries of various degrees of severity.  

Zaitseva was detained for two months without a right to bail. The court revoked her driver license and arrested both cars that participated in the accident.

The prosecution stated that Zaitseva used opiates not long before the tragedy occurred. According to the information from the defence, the suspect took the sedatives.

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The version of Zaitseva's defence is that the driver of the Touareg is guilty as he moved on the yellow traffic light. The defence of Gennady Dronov denies the accusation and claims that the driver of the Touareg moved on the green traffic light.

Dronov was the witness in this case but the police claimed that his status can change. Later, the court refused to recognize Dronov sustained. Hennadiy Dronov was served with charge papers on November 2. The Court arrested Hennadiy Dronov for 42 days without the right to bail on November 8.

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It was established on December 6 that Zaitseva used substances containing codeine.

On February 7, the court prolonged the arrest of two suspects in the car crash that killed six people - Olena Zaitseva and Hennadiy Dronov for two months without a right for bail.

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