Support The Moscow Times!

Cop Cleared in Car Death

Investigators ruled that a teenage girl who died in the Tomsk region last Tuesday after being hit by a car driven by a drunk policeman was actually killed by an ambulance that also struck her, Interfax said Monday.

Witnesses said Daria Nesterova, 15 — one of four teens to be hit by the officer, but the only one who died — was still breathing when the ambulance hit her, said a spokesman for the local branch of the Investigative Committee, Lifenews.ru reported.

The unidentified policeman has been placed in custody, but the ambulance’s driver, Alexander Sukhorebrik, remains free, the spokesman said.

(MT)


Read more

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

As the only remaining independent, English-language news source reporting from Russia, The Moscow Times plays a critical role in connecting Russia to the world.

Editorial decisions are made entirely by journalists in our newsroom, who adhere to the highest ethical standards. We fearlessly cover issues that are often considered off-limits or taboo in Russia, from domestic violence and LGBT issues to the climate crisis and a secretive nuclear blast that exposed unknowing doctors to radiation.

Please consider making a one-time donation — or better still a recurring donation — to The Moscow Times to help us continue producing vital, high-quality journalism about the world's largest country.