The interior Ministry called the cause of a major accident with a minibus in the Crimea

The preliminary cause of the accident in the Crimea, which killed eight people, was that the driver of the minibus fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into the front of the truck, told RIA Novosti press-service of the MIA for the Republic.

Earlier it was reported that on the track "Tavrida" eight people died and seven were injured in the collision of a van with a truck.

According to the regional Moi, the accident killed 8 people, 4 people were injured.

"At the place of work, the traffic police is checked," - said the Agency.

As told reporters in the regional GSPC, at the accident scene left the leadership of the Department, the forensic and investigation team. According to the investigators, the van was followed from Krasnodar.