As reported by Censor.NET citing a Facebook post by Larysa Sarhan, the spokesperson for Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko, a BMW ran a red light at high speed and subsequently collided with Skoda. The impact was so powerful that both cars scattered in different directions of the roadside.
"BMW skidded off the road through the tram tracks plowing into the people at a tram stop. Two persons were instantly killed, another one was badly injured, and four more people received minor injuries," she said.
"The suspected perpetrator of the accident, a 27-year-old BMW driver, was detained under article 208 of Ukraine’s Criminal Procedure Code. The prosecutor's office of the Odesa region carries out procedural supervision over the pretrial investigation," Sarhan said.
The local newspaper Dumskaia reports two persons being killed on the spot while another one died on his way to the hospital.
"Miraculously, neither the BMW driver nor the passengers were harmed. However, the driver was beaten up by the witnesses of the incident before the police arrived," the newspaper said.
Chief of the Investigation Department of the National Police, Serhii Shaiket, confirmed the death of three persons as a result of the accident.