"The court granted the petition of the Prosecutor General's Office by authorizing detention of Petro Dyminskyi in order to bring him to court to place him in pre-trial custody," Sarhan said late Tuesday.
On Aug. 18, a Mercedes-Benz S65 collided with an Opel Astra on the Lviv-Krakovets highway near the village of Yamelnia in the Yavoriv district of the Lviv region. Natalia Tril, the 31-year-old driver of the Opel and a resident of one of the villages of the Yavoriv district, died on spot. The police initially said the Mercedes was driven by a 43-year-old Lviv resident.
Stepan Matsevko, a relative of the deceased who reported the tragedy, claims that Dyminskyi himself was behind the wheel of the Mercedes that was accompanied by a Lexus SUV. After the crash, Dyminskyi got into the Lexus and disappeared from the scene, his bodyguard claiming he was driving the car at the moment of the accident.