In the morning of May 8, famous Ukrainian TV host Ihor Pelykh died in a car crash in Kyiv.

According to the Ukrainian Interior Ministry`s press-office, the traffic accident took place at 82 Peremohy Avenue, at about 5 a.m. on Friday.

According to preliminary information, a Honda Accord car collided with Volkswagen Passat while turning into Scherbakova Street. The Honda car smashed down two trees and overturned. Two of its passengers, Pelykh and a young black woman, died at the scene of the accident. Another woman from the Honda is in a serious condition at hospital.

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The driver of Honda escaped from the site of the crash, and a search for him is currently underway.