A Supreme Court judge in the republic of Chuvashia fatally struck a 34-year-old woman crossing the street, authorities said Wednesday.
Andrei Yemelyanov was behind the wheel of a Nissan Cherry when he hit the woman on a crosswalk in Cheboksary around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Investigative Committee
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The committee said it had opened an investigation and was looking for witnesses.
The accident comes a day after a Land Cruiser carrying the director of the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power station, Valery Kyari, fatally struck a 67-year-old pensioner near Sayanogorsk.
The son of the victim, Maria Tanevitskaya,
"She came out of the house and went across the road at the pedestrian crossing. The car was racing at 60 kilometers an hour — it's nonsense!" Yury Tanevitsky said, referring to the allowed speed limit. "I want the driver punished."
The incidents are the latest in a long string of fatal accidents involving high-ranking officials.
Late last week, the governor of the Sverdlovsk region was critically hurt in a wreck that killed the driver of another car under unclear circumstances. In September, four migrant workers were fatally struck near Domodedovo Airport by a convoy of luxury cars belonging to a large bank.
Earlier this year, a court reopened an investigation into a 2010 crash in Moscow involving a top LUKoil executive in which two doctors were killed.