According to TSN, the young man was the only child and worked asan inspector of Zhashkiv subdivision of Executive Inspection of theState Penitentiary System of Ukraine. The deceased also had twohigher educations.
As Censor.NET reported previously, he was driving a Daewoo Nexiathat had an accident with a Mercedes-Benz GL 550. Driving out of agas station onto the highway and attempting an illegal U-turn, ithad a collision with the SUV.
That evening Dmytro and his friends were going back fromSofiyivka. Father of the deceased says that he saw the surveillancevideo from the gas station: "he (Dmytro) drives out, one car passesby - it doesn't hit him but the other one hits him - there is onlydust in the air. The car, that SUV, did not even hit thebreaks".
Eye-witnesses say that there was a woman behind the wheel of theMercedes and a couple of men in the car. After the accident the mentook off the license plates, got into another SUV that was drivingbehind them and left the scene without calling an ambulance or thepolice.
Mass media obtained information that Party of Regions deputy (andcandidate) Anton Yatsenko was involved in the accident. To deny theallegations, Yatsenko held two press-conferences on Monday - inKiev and Cherkassy. The deputy stated that the SUV belongs to hissister but neither she nor he were in the car which was driven bythe driver. He said that the deceased was the one who violated thetraffic rules. "It is almost certain now - a drunk driver violatedtraffic rules. And, regretfully, this man worked in a lawenforcement. This is a classic example of a person working in a lawenforcement agency and thinking he is permitted to drink anddrive", said Yatsenko.
When asked about where he obtained this information (the expertiseis still ongoing) Yatsenko said that he talked to the head of theUman raion (district) Traffic Police. Meanwhile, the prosecutor'soffice investigating the accident noted that they are stillexpecting the results of the blood tests of the deceased.
"A criminal investigation was opened in accordance with article286. We cannot say who is guilty because considering the details ofthe crime we need to conduct a set of tests and the experts willmake conclusions regarding the violations of the drivers", informedthe head of the oblast prosecutor's office Valeriy Barabash.
Meanwhile, the relatives and friends of the deceased claim that thedriver did not drink at all. Dmytro's two friends are in thehospital right now with various injuries. The third one was let go.One of the girls told the journalists that an unknown person calledher and hinted not to talk too much. The father of the victim saysthat the lawyers came to him. "(They) came in the evening. Theydidn't come and ask if my child died. They came and asked who willpay for the damages", complains the father.