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Foreigners die in a car crash in Slonim Region: circumstances are now known

The Central Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee has been enquiring into a traffic accident at the 55th km of the Baranovichi-Volkovysk-Grodno road, Slonim Region.

As the investigation progressed, it was established that, on January 17, 2018, at about 11 a. m., a Hyundai Solaris, with a 36-year-old man at the wheel, skidded and crashed into a Volvo FH 440 that was moving in the oncoming traffic lane. In the accident, the two people in the passenger car—a United Kingdom citizen and a Kyrgyz Republic citizen—had severe injuries resulting in their death.

Working on the case, investigators aimed at substantiating the circumstances of the accident. For now, the case file incorporates an expert conclusion from an automobile specialist, road and trace evidence analysis, as well as evidence based on forensic-psychiatric and forensic-medical examinations.

The analysis of the evidence under the case shows that the driver of the passenger car violated the traffic rules by driving at a speed inappropriate for weather conditions (snow on the road). This resulted in two people dying in the accident.

The driver of the passenger car was charged under Article 317, Part 3 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus (a violation of traffic rules by a person driving a vehicle that lead to certain consequences through negligence—two deaths, in this case). A written undertaking not to leave and to behave properly was chosen as a pretrial restraint.

The investigation is now over. The case files were handed over to the prosecutor to be further taken to court.

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