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Presnensky court of Moscow on July 29 was appointed preliminary hearing of the criminal proceedings against actor Mikhail Yefremov, accused of violation of traffic rules, entailed on imprudence death of the person, told RIA Novosti press-service of the court.

"In the criminal case against Mikhail Efremov appointed a preliminary hearing on July 29, 2020 at 11:00", - told the Agency.

According to the CPC, a preliminary hearing is conducted by a single judge in a closed court session with the participation of the parties.

According to investigators, Efremov on the evening of 8 June on the Garden ring in Moscow behind the wheel of a Jeep Grand Cherokee drove into the oncoming lane and collided with "Lada", which driver, courier online-shop Sergey Zakharov, died from his injuries in the hospital. The Moscow Prosecutor's office stated that the actor at the time of the accident was in a condition of alcoholic or narcotic intoxication. Efremov is under house arrest, for traffic violations committed in a state of intoxication and entailed on imprudence death of the person, to it threatens imprisonment for the term from five till 12 years.

A few days after the accident Efremov recorded a video message and asked for forgiveness from the family Zakharov and promised help if the "accept". The artist said that the fair will be punished, and called their actions "unforgivable". The lawyer of the injured party Alexander Dobrovinsky has told RIA Novosti that Zakharov's family did not accept the apology of Ephraim and not accept his financial help.

Subsequently, the lawyer Efremova Elman Pashayev said that the actor does not consider himself a culprit, and the willingness to pay damages to the relatives of the Zakharov stems from the fact that the incident "involved his car."