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Calls for justice after 'drunk' daughter of Irkursk city legislator kills two in 160 kph car crash

By The Siberian Times reporter
30 July 2015

Yulia Kiseleva could face up to nine years in jail for dangerous driving in horror smash seen on video.

We heard a loud bang, and immediately ran to the intersection. We turned over the wrecked car, checked the pulse of the men and then pulled them out. Doctors arrived quickly. They did everything they could, but alas, it was not possible to save them.' Picture: Vkontakte

The glamorous 27 year old driver rammed her Mercedes-Benz into Toyota Highlander killing a police lieutenant colonel and his friend. The speedometer on her vehicle stuck at around 160 kph as it hit the other vehicle which waited at a red light. 

The speed limit was 60 kph but video footage showed the Mercedes made no attempt to stop at the traffic signal.

The case has attracted huge local attention because she is the daughter of Zhanna Eseva, a prominent local deputy who is also chief physician of a local hospital, while her father Sergey Esev, is former chief physician of an FSB security service clinic.

Yulia Kiseleva


Yulia Kiseleva


Yulia Kiseleva

The speedometer on her vehicle stuck at around 160 kph as it hit the other vehicle which waited at a red light. Pictures: Odnoklassniki, RUSdtp.ru

Kiseleva, owner of a local beauty parlour, suffered broken ribs and limbs in the crash when police said she was 'drunk' at the wheel. 

The policeman Albert Sokolov, 38, a father of one, died on the spot. His passenger Denis Matveyev died soon afterwards in hospital. 

In a previous case, the daughter of a prominent official was acquitted in a car crash, leading to strong local media focus on the latest case, and an online petition was started to demand a fair investigation. 

Eseva resigined two days after the crash saying: 'I am a mother, and I will help my daughter in this situation, but I do not accept the speculation that my deputy status may prevent an objective and fair investigation. As a doctor, I continue my work for  Irkutsk and its residents.' 

Car crash in Irkutsk


Car crash in Irkutsk


Car crash in Irkutsk

The policeman Albert Sokolov, 38, a father of one, died on the spot. His passenger Denis Matveyev died soon afterwards in hospital. Picture: Vkontakte

Shocking video footage of the crash shows the Mercedes ramming the Toyota at high speed. 

Eyewitness Andrey Urvantsev said: 'I was in a neighbour's yard, talking with friends. We heard a loud bang, and immediately ran to the intersection. We turned over the wrecked car, checked the pulse of the men and then pulled them out. Doctors arrived quickly. They did everything they could, but alas, it was not possible to save them.'

Sokolov's widow Elena Sokolova - who is left with the couple's four year old daughter - said: 'Albert's life was taken away. I don't know how to go on living. 

Yulia


Yulia Kiseleva

Kiseleva - who has a baby daughter - faces a criminal investigation into driving while drunk resulting in the death of two people. Pictures: Olga Ivanova

'I receive calls every day, friends and relatives support us. However, neither the culprit of the accident nor her family have contacted us, and did not even bring their condolences.'

The other victim Denis Matveyev had an eight year old son. 

Kiseleva - who has a baby daughter - faces a criminal investigation into driving while drunk resulting in the death of two people. 

Comments (4)

The only way that Kiseleva can realize what she did is that something happens to her baby daughter.
Because the majority of that kind of wealthy (compared to the Russian average standard) people they do not care about other people unless they are very wealthy (or oriented to do something bad to a member of the Kiseleva "clan") too.

Peter, Sweden
03/08/2015 19:50
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She needs to be held accountable for causing the deaths of two innocent people. A just punishment would be having her drivers license taken away for life.
rose beninger, USA
03/08/2015 07:18
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In Spain she World have to spend a couple of years in jail or four years in the worst case...Perhaps it would be better if she spends six or seven years working in Chukotka.
Enrique, Spain
01/08/2015 22:02
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If I had my way...I'd put her away for "Life". But seeing she's acquainted with the establishment (FSB) she'll probably get a little telling off & a new Mercedes. Such is the way there that life among the elite is so corrupt.


PS. She's also most likely spoilt & a selfish "Brat".

RIP. (to those who had the unfortunate fate of meeting up with her drunkenness).
Jaker, dundalk
01/08/2015 10:39
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