Recall that the accident occurred on the night of September 8 on the P-257 Yenisei highway. A drunk driver of a GAZ Vepr swerved into the oncoming lane and collided with a Honda Stepwagn. The victims were the head of the family, his wife, his teacher, his son, his student, and two relatives who were in the minivan. The youngest boy, a second grader, who did not participate in the trip, was orphaned and psychologists are working with him.
The head of the region, Vladislav Khovalyg, dismissed the Minister of Forestry and the head of Avialeskhrana (subordinate to the Ministry of Forestry); This institution is the owner of the SUV that was driving in the opposite direction. According to Khovalyg, the accident was possible due to negligence and lack of control over official discipline.
It is known that on the day of the accident the inhabitants of the republic planned to celebrate the centenary of the formation of the Ulug-Khem region. Due to the tragedy, the anniversary celebrations were postponed.
Investigators opened a criminal case in connection with the accident, the accused being the driver of Avialeskhrana, who was intoxicated during a night trip. The prosecutor’s office did not agree with the court’s decision to refuse to satisfy the investigator’s request to arrest the driver, measures will be taken to appeal, the supervisory body clarified.