Officer Charged in Accident

Officer Charged in Accident

Published: April 3, 2013 (Issue # 1753)

ST. PETERSBURG (SPT) — Six adults died while 21 children and three adults were injured in an auto accident last week in the Vologda Oblast.

A group of children from a St. Petersburg orphanage were on a trip in the region when their bus collided head-on with a Scania truck, following which the bus caught fire. According to investigators, a VAZ-2115 car driving in the opposite direction collided with the Scania truck, causing it to swerve into oncoming traffic and crash into the bus.

According to preliminary information the party at fault was a policeman who was driving the VAZ-2115, the RBK daily news portal reported.

The officer has been charged with vehicular homicide in the second degree.

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