Priest sentenced to three years in jail for road accident
The Dorogomilovskiy Moscow court today ruled that the celibate priest Iliya (Pavel Semin) is the guilty party in a traffic accident on Kutuzovsky Avenue, and sentenced him to three years imprisonment in a penal colony.
The accident occurred late in the evening on 15 August 2012 near 30 Kutuzovsky Avenue. The driver of an SUV Mercedes Gelandewagen, Father Iliya (Pavel Semin), ignored all the road works signs and collided with a Skoda moving in the same direction. After the collision, he ran over three people, two of whom died.