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The road traffic accident in Borisov District with six dead: criminal case initiated

According to the investigation, on May 17, at about 8 p.m., the driver of Renault 19, moving at the 461st kilometer of M-1 motorway Brest - Minsk - Russian Federation border in the direction of Krupki, drove to the oncoming lane, where he collided with the car Geely Atlas. From the impact, the Renault car was thrown onto the DAF road train moving in the opposite direction. As a result of the accident, six people who were in the cabin of Renault were killed. The drivers Geely and DAF were not injured and were released after medical examination.

At the time of the accident, there were three boys and three girls in Renault. The car belonged to a 30-year-old resident of Borisov, who died in the road traffic accident. The man was suspended his driver's license in 2018 for drunk driving. 

During the initial investigation, the identity of another victim, a 21-year-old boy, was identified. The work on identification of the others who were fatally injured at the time of the accident in the car, as well as identification of the person who drove the vehicle, continues. 

At present, the investigators, using the capabilities of a mobile forensic laboratory, together with experts from the SFEC, are examining the scene of the accident, during which a trace picture is recorded and witnesses are questioned. The investigators have appointed to conduct a number of expert studies - forensic, transport and trace, automotive and others.

The criminal case has been initiated under Part 3 of Article 317 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus (traffic violation resulting in the death of six people through negligence). 

To investigate the criminal case, an investigation group was promptly formed, which included experienced investigators of the Borisov District Office of the Investigative Committee, the Department of the Investigative Committee for Minsk Region and the Central Office of the Investigative Committee. The work of the investigation and operational group during the initial investigation actions at the scene of the accident was coordinated by Ivan Noskevich, Chairman of the Investigative Committee.

The Investigative Committee appeals to citizens who have information about the accident, videotapes with a request to inform about it by phone: 8 (044) 502-50-02, 8 (017) 389-50-02. 

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