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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Deputy Dies in Crash

MOSCOW -- State Duma Deputy Gennady Luzin, 63, director of the North Economic Problems Institute of the Kola Research Center, was killed Tuesday in a traffic accident on the Murmansk-St. Petersburg highway, Segodnya newspaper reported.

The car Luzin was riding in reportedly strayed into the oncoming lane of traffic and collided with a truck. Luzin was pronounced dead at the scene while his driver, 40-year-old Viktor Danilov, was taken to a local hospital where he is in a serious condition with multiple injuries. Luzin was en route to a meeting at Murmashy Airport.

An investigation is under way.