Daughter of Russian Copper Company vice-president dies in collision between 2 ATVs
According to preliminary data, the graduates of the Higher School of Economics and Management of the Ural Federal University were celebrating final research paper defense.
The tragic accident involving two ATVs took place in the Sverdlovsk region on a narrow road through the forest, RBC reports.
According to the Ural media, the accident occurred at about 3 AM near the village of Verkhnyaya Sysert, where elite summer cottages and recreation centers are located. Four people were killed – graduates of the Ural Federal University – were killed as a result of the collision of two vehicles. According to E1.RU, it is most likely that the young people on ATVs were drunk, as they were celebrating their final research paper defense. All the victims were 22 years old.
Another girl got injured and was urgently taken to the nearest hospital. She suffered a concussion and bruises, now her life is not in danger. It is reported that she was sitting behind two people on one of the ATVs and did not hold on to anyone, which saved her in the collision, as she was thrown into the bushes.
It is also reported that the daughter of Vice-President for Finance of the Russian Copper Company (RMC) Maksim Shchibrik, Elizaveta, was among the dead.
Elizaveta Shchibrik’s message on Instagram 2 days before the tragedy
Other victims include her fellow students of the Higher School of Economics and Management of the Ural Federal University. According to preliminary information, both vehicles belonged to the RMC top manager.
Maksim Shchibrik. Photo by Kommersant
“I saw two ATVs that collided. At first, I thought that it was antifreeze on the ground, but I looked closely and realized that it was blood,” said one of the local residents, who discovered the dead.
According to one of the leads, there was a head-on collision at high speed. Other lead says the ATVs moving in the same direction got caught on each other's wheels on the narrow road. Law enforcers are to find out the details of the incident.
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