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The Vladimir Regional Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia initiated a criminal investigation into the accident, which occurred at the 87th kilometer of M7-Volga highway in Sudogodsky area, on the grounds of a crime under Paragraph 5 of Article 264 of the Criminal Code (violation of traffic rules, resulting in death of two or more persons by negligence).
According to investigators, around 3:30 a.m. on October 21, 2021 the driver of the minibus "Mercedes" moving toward Nizhny Novgorod, made a collision with a car "Scania" standing on the roadside. As a result of an accident, four people were killed and six passengers received injuries of varying severity.
According to preliminary data, the driver of the minibus fell asleep at the wheel.
The Chairman of Investigation Committee of Russia instructed the acting head of the Vladimir Regional Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia A.A. Yalin to report on the conducted investigative actions.
The progress of the investigation is under supervision in the Central Office of the Investigative Committee.