The driver of the truck collided with a minivan near Saratov, could fall asleep at the wheel, said the head of the Petrovsky district Denis Fadeev.
He noted that this is a preliminary version. The exact cause will be established later, reports RIA Novosti.
Fadeev added that at the time of the accident on the road ice was absent. The road was cleared, no problems there.
The accident occurred at night on Sunday night on the highway “Nizhny Novgorod – Saratov” in the Petrovsky district of Saratov region. The driver of the Volvo truck lost control and collided with a Toyota minivan driving towards. In the end, killing the minivan driver and his six passengers, citizens of Kyrgyzstan who went to work.
In fact the incident a criminal case.