Drunk tractor driver decapitates three after crashing into car

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Drunk tractor driver Jacob Gavrilov, 43, killed three people after crashing head-on with a car on a road in Irkutsk Oblast in Russia.

According to police, the driver was more than five times over the legal limit when he swerved the tractor over to the other side of the road and hit a car coming in the opposite direction driven by Joseph Zhdanov, 32, his wife Maria, 28, and a friend.

All three were killed as the force of the collision knocked off the front wheels of the tractor and sent the car underneath the body of the vehicle, crushing the roof and decapitating all three people inside.

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Police spokesman Andrew Ankudinov told CEN: "The tractor's scoop hit the car and shaved off the top killing those inside instantly. They didn't have a chance. But they didn't even see the tractor coming as it was dark and it didn't have any lights on.

"After the accident the tractor driver who was unhurt ran off but we were able to follow his footprints in the snow and he was arrested. He was still over the limit."

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