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Football WAG and model 'known for fast driving' dies in horror crash
16/01/2022 13:13:32

A popular Ukrainian football WAG known for high speed driving has been killed in a horror crash near Odessa.


Former model Viktoria Danchenko, 27, was at the wheel of her husband Oleh Danchenko’s Mercedes when it struck a KIA Cerato, then collided with a truck and the highway crash barrier.


She died at the scene, and her body had to be cut out of the mangled wreckage by the emergency services, said police.


A video showed the Mercedes AMG C43 flashing along the highway moments before the crash.


Oleh Danchenko, 27, is currently starting a loan from AEK Athens to Zorya Luhansk in his homeland, but has previously played for major Russian teams Rubin Kazan and Anzhi Makhachkala as well as Ukrainian club Shaktar Donetsk.



Food, fashion and travel influencer Viktoria was known for posting videos showing herself driving at above the speed limit and flouting traffic rules, say reports.


She had a degree in psychology from Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics.


The player has not commented on the crash but received an outpouring of condolences on his social media.


The couple wed in 2020 when her defender husband played in Russia for Rubin Kazan.



She wore a while mini dress and pink heels, and he married in jeans, sneakers and a white shirt.


A police statement said: “At 3pm on the Kyiv highway, a "KIA Cerato", turning to the left, collided with a Mercedes moving towards it.


“The driver of the Mercedes…..died on the spot from injuries.”


Three other vehicles were involved in the pile up.


Viktoria had previously dated another Ukrainian star Vladlen Yurchenko, 27, formerly of Bayer Leverkusen, who recently rejoined the same club, Zorya Luhansk.



She had been with Danchenko since 2017 and said they first met on a train.


"The first meeting was cute, we played cards all the way, listening to music," she said.


"I fed him pancakes with fruits and cream that I had cooked.


“We've been together since then. I watch all of his matches, even friendlies.”

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