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Deadly car accident in Kharkiv: Zaitseva transferred to detention center

Source : 112 Ukraine

The culprit will serve sentence in Pokrovsk detention center, Dnipropetrovsk region
13:41, 4 September 2019

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Convicted to 10 years in prison for deadly car accident in Kharkiv Olena Zaitseva was transferred to Pokrovsk detention center, Dnipropetrovsk region as Comentarii.Kharkov reported.

Earlier, another partaker of the car accident Hennadiy Dronov was transferred to Kryukiv detention center.

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

Related: Deadly car accident in Kharkiv: Defendant Zaitseva pleads guilty, ready to be punished

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 defense, the suspect took the sedatives.

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

Related: Kharkiv deadly car accident: all victims ask 10 years in jail for main suspect

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.

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

On February 26, 2019, the court found Zaitseva and Dronov guilty in the car accident. The Kyiv District Court of Kharkiv delivered a verdict in the case – 10 years in prison for every defendant.

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