Victim of fatal Surrey car crash named in reports as Russian tycoon

5 December 2019, 12:52

The victim was named as Russian businessman Dmitry Obretetsky
The victim was named as Russian businessman Dmitry Obretetsky. Picture: Magnat group of companies

By Asher McShane

The victim of a fatal crash in Surrey has been named in reports as a Russian businessman who was living in Britain.

Tycoon Dmitry Obretetsky, 49, was named in reports in Russia as the man who was hit and killed while out walking his dog in Oxshott.

He was hit by a car on November 25. Police confirmed yesterday that he had died. The victim has not been named by police.

Three drivers who were involved in the incident last week are understood to have stopped at the scene. Police are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage of the incident.

Police said in a statement: “We can confirm that a man has sadly died following a collision in Warren Lane, Oxshott last week.

“The collision took place at around 4.45pm on Monday 25 November. 

 “It involved three vehicles and a pedestrian, who was walking a dog at the time.”

Police said the dog died at the scene from injuries it suffered in the crash. 

“The pedestrian, a man in his 40s, was taken to hospital by ambulance with serious injuries, but sadly died on Saturday (30 November). The man’s next of kin have been informed,” police added.

“We are continuing to investigate the circumstances around the collision.”

Mr Obretetsky's consulting company LLC Advant said: "We know very little about what happened. Of course, this is a great loss and tragedy for all of us."

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