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Behind the wheel: Ivanna Boiarchuk, 32, was driving the car while filming Natalia Borodina hanging out of the window

Behind the wheel: Ivanna Boiarchuk, 32, was driving the car while filming Natalia Borodina hanging out of the window

This is the first picture of the woman driver who filmed excruciating footage of a mother leaning out of a car window and fatally hitting her head on a road signpost.

Ivanna Boiarchuk, 32, has been cleared of 'unintentional murder' over the tragic incident when the women were on holiday in the Dominican Republic, according to local reports.

Her friend Natalia Borodina, 35, suffered fatal head injuries as she leaned far out of the window of the car the pair were travelling in while it was in motion, hitting the signpost at speed.

Ms Boiarchuk's picture appears on her Ukrainian passport released to the local media on the Caribbean island.

A court in the Dominican Republic has cleared Ms Boiarchuk after earlier reports said she was held in detention on suspicion of being intoxicated as the pair drove back from the beach.

The Ukrainian woman was driving as well as filming Ms Borodina's antics on a mobile when the horrific accident happened.

The video of the tragic incident went viral, but a Russian journalist based on the island, Elina Sergacheva, said after the court hearing that Ms Boiarchuk 'is not to blame for the tragedy.

'As a driver, she did not commit unlawful acts. Her friend died by her own negligence.' 

The journalist said that in the wake of the horror, Ms Boiarchuk was held by police while investigations were conducted and an emergency court session held.

The session exonerated her, say local reports.

Natalia Borodina, from Moscow, is filmed by her friend as she leans out of the window of a moving car in the Dominican Republic

The 35-year-old can be seen with her upper body hanging out of the passenger side

The 35-year-old can be seen with her upper body hanging out of the passenger side

Ukraine's honorary consul Andrea Biamonti confirmed the verdict.

'Ivanna was found not guilty,' said the diplomat.

'She is free and can leave the country at any time','

From the court, the Ukrainian woman returned to her hotel, but it is unclear if she has left the holiday island.

Some reports suggested Ms Boiarchuk had been living on the island and worked as an interpreter. 

Lesya Grogol, 53, her aunt, said in Ukraine: 'She is beautiful, she looks after herself.

'She graduated from two universities in Kiev, then went to study in Spain. She went to the Dominican Republic to work.

'She is an interpreter, fluent in English, plus has legal education.' 

Tyre marks evidently show the dented red Kia Picanto car butted the yellow kerb at the moment of the tragic accident.

Impact: She lets her upper body and arms hang free as the car drives down the highway, and is seen hitting a lamppost

Ms Borodina is originally from Zlatoust, an industrial city in the Urals, but then moved to regional capital Chelyabinsk, before relocating to Moscow

Ms Borodina is originally from Zlatoust, an industrial city in the Urals, but then moved to regional capital Chelyabinsk, before relocating to Moscow

Natalia's son is pictured here with his grandfather Boris, 58, at the academy where he works

Natalia's son is pictured here with his grandfather Boris, 58, at the academy where he works

Natalia's father-in-law, who serves in Vladimir Putin's navy, pictured wearing his admiral uniform

Natalia's father-in-law, who serves in Vladimir Putin's navy, pictured wearing his admiral uniform

Ms Boirachuk used

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