The car went under water: a mother with two children died in an accident near Chernihiv

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On Sunday, January 22, an accident occurred on a pontoon crossing across the Desna near Chernigov. A mother died with two sons – a teenager and a baby.

Their car went under water while driving along a pontoon ferry. This was reported by the representative of the territorial department of the State Bureau of Investigation Natalia Melen, writes Channel 24.

What is known about the fatal accident near Chernihiv

The accident happened around 16:30 on January 22. The car went under water while driving on a pontoon ferry. By the way, this passage through the Desna was opened only at 2 pm on the same day.

The driver and her two sons, born in 2010 and 2022, remained in the car. Their bodies were found at night. The woman was an employee of the State Emergency Service, born in 1981. There were four people in the car. The husband managed to jump out, – said Melen.

The car was taken from the Desna/Photo “Suspilne Chernigiv”

According to preliminary information, the woman lost control. There is an examination. Law enforcers opened criminal proceedings under Part 3 of Article 286 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine “Violation of traffic safety rules or transport operation by persons driving vehicles”, which resulted in the death of several people.

24 The channel offers sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victims.

The pontoon crossing has already been resumed

After an accident at 18:30, the pontoon crossing was suspended. However, later the Road Service in the Chernihiv region announced the resumption of travel from 5 am on January 23. Movement is allowed for vehicles weighing up to 10 tons.

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