According to preliminary data, on December 29, 2018, on Nefteyugansk - Khanty-Mansiysk road a driver of a MAZ truck swerved across the line into oncoming traffic and collided with a bus carrying shift workers. The accident took away the lives of six people; at least 18 people suffered various injuries and were delivered to healthcare facilities. Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia Alexander Bastrykin instructed to launch a probe into the accident and to refer the probe materials to the Central Office of the Investigative Committee of Russia for further comprehensive investigation after immediate investigative activities are performed.
Investigators are to determine all circumstances and causes of the accident; at the moment investigators and forensics experts of the Investigative Committee’s regional investigations directorate continue working on the scene.
Official spokesperson for the Investigative Committee of Russia S. Petrenko