AN OLIGARCH’s daughter, 20, has killed six people including a schoolgirl, 15, after “jumping a red light at a pedestrian crossing”.
There was carnage in the streets of Ukrainian city Kharkiv after a speeding Lexus struck a VW Touareg, police said.
Alyona Zaitseva was allegedly involved in a crash that killed six people
The Lexus completely overturned and landed on its wheels before mowing down people waiting on the pavement at a pedestrian crossing, cops said.
Heiress Alyona Zaitseva’s armed bodyguards reportedly drove up in two jeeps immediately after the crash and protected her from a furious crowd who witnessed the appalling crash.
The dead included a 15-year-old schoolgirl.
One onlooker who was trying to help the injured said: “It’s like a war zone.”A Lexus is said to have flipped over and slammed into a crowd of people
Witnesses try to help the injured in the aftermath of the horror crash
A view from above shows the carnage in the street in the wake of the collisio
Stunned witnesses stand next to dead bodies in the street after the smash
Ms Zaitseva, 20, daughter of local energy company multi-millionaire Vasily Zaitsev, was uninjured.
A shocking video of the aftermath of the crash showed bodies strewn on the pavement.
Among the seriously wounded is a woman who is seven months pregnant, described as being in a grave condition in hospital.
Student Ms Zaitseva was detained initially for three days.Bodies litter the streets in the aftermath of the shocking crash in Kharkiv, Ukraine
The other car involved in the smash was allegedly driving through a green light
Emergency workers arrived and cordoned off the scene of the accident
Six people were killed in the crash, including a 15-year-old schoolgirl
Wreckage is strewn across the street after the fatal car accident in Ukraine
Police said she was found not to have been drinking before the crash.
If convicted of causing the crash, she faces up to ten years in jail.
Local bloggers expressed fears that because of her powerful father she will be exonerated despite witnesses saying she sped through the red light.
The driver of the Touareg, Gennady Dronov, 49, was on a green light when the vehicles collided, according to witnesses.
Three of the dead were named as Elena Berchenko, 25, Yury Neudachin, 24, Oksana Nesterenko, 36.