This conclusion was made by Ukraine’s Health Ministry in response to the request filed by the legal counsel of the car crash victims, Larysa Matvieieva, Censor.NET reports citing the lawyer’s statement on social media.
"Based on the information provided in the request, it can be determined that Person 1 was under influence of drugs or other intoxicating substances as of Oct. 18, 2017," the Health Ministry’s conclusion says.
Earlier, the prosecutor's office of the Kharkiv region approved the indictment to 20-year-old local Olena Zaitseva for violation of traffic rules that led to the death of five people (part 3 article 286 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). On Nov. 6, the law enforcers also brought charges against the second participant of the road traffic accident, Volkswagen Touareg driver Hennadii Dronov.
Oct. 18, 2017, a Lexus crashed into a pedestrian crowd in Kharkiv, killing five on spot and wounding six people. The driver, a 20-year-old woman, was detained and arrested by the court for two months.