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Deadly car accident in Kharkiv: court prolongs arrest for both drivers for 2 months

Zaitseva and Dronov are detained for another 2 months without a right to bail
17:03, 7 February 2018

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Kyivsky district court of Kharkiv has 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. The information comes from the website of Prosecution of Kharkiv region.

“Victims and their representatives fully supported the position of the prosecution as to keeping the already assigned preventive measures,” the statement says. Zaitseva didn’t oppose this motion, while Dronov was against it. His defence insisted on changing the preventive measure to round-the-clock house arrest with an ankle monitor.

In the end, the court fully supported the prosecutor’s demand.

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The first court hearing on this case is to be held on Feb. 19 at 14:00.

As it was reported earlier, the Kyiv district court in Kharkiv continued looking into the case of Olena Zaitseva and Hennadiy Dronov. 

Previously it was informed that a Lexus ran over a group of pedestrians in Kharkiv, northeastern Ukraine, in October 2017. Olena Zaitseva was driving a Lexus and she violated the traffic light, crashing into a Volkswagen Touareg driven by Hennadiy Dronov, which threw her car towards the pavement. Both drivers survived, but Lexus ran over a group of eleven people, who were waiting at a pedestrian crossing. Six people died and another six were taken to a hospital with injuries of varying degree of severity.

Zaitseva has violated traffic rules before; she was fined three times for such violations. Apart from that, in the video recordings of her car prior to the car crash, she appears to be racing against another car. 

Related: 2 people died, 5 cars crashed in night pursuit of a car in Kyiv

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