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Criminal case initiated on tragic accident with five dead in Penza region

15:22 | 31.08.2015 | Society

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Penza, 31 August 2015. PenzaNews. The police have initiated a criminal case on traffic rules violation after a tragic accident on the M5 “Ural” highway section in Kuznetsk of the Penza region led to deaths of a driver and four passengers of a BMW X5 on night into Saturday, August 29.

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“During the preliminary investigation, we found that the driver of the BMW drove to the opposite lane and collided with a Scania truck loaded with agricultural equipment going from Poland to Kazakhstan at 0.55 am. The vehicles were first seen by the investigators in the middle of the highway,” Yulia Makarova, Senior Assistant Attorney of the region in Media Relations, informed PenzaNews agency.

The driver of the truck is a citizen of Belarus born in 1986, she added.

“The case is monitored by the prosecutor of Kuznetsk,” the speaker added.

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