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Criminal case opened over car crash involving Dagestani official

December 20, 2013, 10:01 UTC+3

Deputy Head of Dagestan’s government was killed in an accident involving 5 cars on Kutuzovsky Avenue in Moscow

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MOSCOW, December 20. /ITAR-TASS/. A criminal case has been opened over a car accident, in which Dagestani government’s deputy head Gadzhi Makhachev was killed, the metropolitan police press service reported.

“An investigator of the Directorate of Internal Affairs of the Western District of Moscow has opened a criminal case under part 5 article 264 of the Criminal Code — “Violation of traffic rules”. The investigation is specifying the cause of the accident,” the press service told Itar-Tass.

According to a source in Dagestani law enforcement bodies, Makhachev was driving the car himself.

Itar-Tass has not received any official confirmation of this data.


Car crash on Kutuzovsky Avenue

On the night of December 19, five cars collided near house 33 on Kutuzovsky Avenue. The accident occurred on the spot of repair works.

According to preliminary data, a Chevrolet minivan and a Mercedes of Makhachev had a frontal collision. Moscow police said that the car of the deputy head of Dagestan’s government got involved in the accident while it was moving along the safety zone on Kutuzovsky Avenue. The Mercedes override plastic blocks and crossed into the oncoming lane, where it collided with Chery Tiggo and the minivan.

After the bumping, the cars overturned, and the minivan broke into flames. After that, another three cars ram into the crashed cars.

Makhachev died in the ambulance car.

A total of three persons died in the accident. Six persons were injured. According to a source in law enforcement agencies, a 30-year-old woman and three children (2 girls of 10 and 11 years of age and a 5-year-old boy) were also in the Mercedes. They were injured in the accident and rushed to hospital.

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