Deadly car accident in Kharkiv: driver detained for two months

Source : 112 Ukraine

Five people died and six hospitalized in the result of the car accident
19:39, 20 October 2017

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Kyiv District Court of Kharkiv arrested the suspect in the car crash Alyona Zaitseva for two months as 112 Ukraine reported.

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As we reported earlier a Lexus ran over a group of pedestrians in Kharkiv, northeastern Ukraine, on Wednesday evening.  Alyona Zaitseva who drove the Lexus violated the road traffic, crashing into Volkswagen Touareg, which threw her car towards the pavement. Both drivers survived, but Lexus ran over a group of eleven people. Five pedestrians received lethal injuries; another six were taken to a hospital with injuries of various degrees of severity.  

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Kharkiv City Prosecutor’s Office officially filed charges against Alyona Zaitseva, the 20-year-old driver who drove Lexus RX. According to the Chief of Kharkiv Region Police Oleg Bekh, Zaitseva previously violated road traffic before; she was fined three times for such violations.   

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Earlier, the prosecution stated that Zaitseva used opiates not long before the tragedy occurred. According to the information of the defense, the suspect took the sedatives.

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