The pal who filmed a topless mum who was killed as she was hanging out of car window has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving.
Natalia Borodina , wearing only a pair tiny white bikini bottoms, was filmed playing around on holiday as her female friend drove and filmed the action on a mobile phone .
She hit her head on a road sign and later died in hospital.
Her friend, Ivanna Boirachuk, 32, who filmed the tragedy on her mobile phone, has now been arrested by police on suspicion of drink driving, according to reports.
Police have now identified the road sign that caused the 35-year-old’s fatal injuries while she was on holiday in the Dominican Republic.
Tyre marks evidently show the dented red Kia Picanto car butted the yellow kerb at the moment of the tragic accident.
Ms Boirachuk used her mobile to film her friend letting her upper body hang out of the passenger side car window as they drove back from the beach near Punta Cana.
Ms Borodina playfully stuck her finger in her mouth and laughed at the camera, but within seconds, the video shows the impact, which the Mirror has edited out of the footage
She was rushed to hospital but died of severe injuries.
“The woman was having fun demonstrating her naked breasts while her companion drove the car,” reported Moskovsky Komsomolets.
The newspaper cited tourist experts saying 95 per cent of Russian deaths abroad were due to tourists’ “own stupidity” and not the result of terrorism or natural disasters.
Grieving friends of Ms Borodina – who lived in Cannes – have angrily denied reports in Russia that she worked as an escort, calling her a “caring daughter and good mother” to her 11-year-old son.
Her grieving family also say they cannot afford the £15,000 cost of repatriating her body for burial in Russia.
They have admitted Ms Borodina did not have insurance when she flew on holiday to the Dominican republic.
Natalia’s friend Elena Korolyova said the dead woman did not deserve to be judged by her reckless behaviour that led to her death.
She said: “She helped her poor family with everything. Nobody else worked, only Natalia. She wanted to get everything, she was hoping for a better future.
“And anyone can make a mistake, why should we judge her by just one video? Are we all saints?”
Family friend Anzhelika Kling added: “Natalia has a sister Yulia who lives in Chelyabinsk region, as does her 80 years old mother.
“Yulia is raising her own son and she also took care of Natalia’s son when she was away.
She said: “We got to know about the tragedy from Internet. Then the investigator called the family and confirmed it.
“We don’t know what to do with the body now. There is no money for transportation. She may have to be cremated there.”
Anastasiya Akulenko, another friend, said: “She and I were married to two brothers. She parted with her husband, he has a new family now and doesn’t see his son.
“Natalia was very upset because of her divorce. She was a caring daughter and a good mother, and she supported her family.
“Recently she lived in Cannes and was sorting out visas as a business.”
She also sold properties to rich Russians, it was reported.
Russian consular officer Zurab Peradze said: “I have been in touch with the local prosecutors’ office to gather information about the accident.
“The investigation is going on now.”