Ex-cop gets suspended sentence for killing man and child in car crash, Smolensk region

Ex-cop gets suspended sentence for killing man and child in car crash, Smolensk region

The former driver of a separate company of the Internal Affairs Patrol-Sentry Service from Moscow has been found guilty of traffic rules violation, which resulted in the death of two people (part 5 of Art. 254). The victim had been driving without a driver’s license.

Smolensk court gave a suspended sentence to the former driver of a separate company of the Internal Affairs Patrol-Sentry Service from Moscow. The accused was sentenced to 2 years and 6 months for violation of traffic rules, which resulted in the death of two people (part 5 of Art. 254), reported the Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia (ICR).

The road accident occurred in the summer of 2017 on the M-1 Belarus Highway, Gagarinsky district. The policeman was driving along the highway at a speed of about 85 kilometers per hour; it was raining. He crashed into a Mercedes-Benz at the crossroads. The Mercedes driver then collided with two wagons killing himself and his young daughter.

According to the investigation, the policeman "failed to choose the safe speed and take into account the weather conditions." The ICR also noted that the deceased man was driving while his driver's license had been revoked.

The former policeman pleaded guilty. In addition to the suspended term, his driver's license was suspended, too, for 2.5 years.

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