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Russian driver rushing to hospital kills 5

July 22, 2012 at 2:32 PM   |   Comments

STARAYA KUPVANA, Russia, July 22 (UPI) -- A Russian woman allegedly killed five people this weekend when she hit a group of pedestrians while rushing her ailing boyfriend to a hospital, police said.

Yakatarina Zaul, 24, admitted she was drunk when got behind the wheel and sped off through the streets of the Moscow suburb of Staraya Kupvana Saturday night, police said.

Zaul and her boyfriend had been drinking at a party when the unidentified man began choking.

The RIA Novosti news agency said Sunday the victims reportedly included a 7-year-old girl. Another youth was injured.

Zaul was arrested. Her boyfriend was not injured in the crash and it was not known if he was still suffering from any health problems.

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