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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Driver Kills Self After Fatal Accident

An elderly man shot and killed himself Monday morning on the side of a Moscow region highway after a fatal car crash involving the Toyota Land Cruiser he was driving, prosecutors said.

The pensioner's Land Cruiser collided with a Chevy Niva carrying two women Monday morning at the 101-kilometer mark of the Riga-Moscow highway, Moscow Region Prosecutor's Office spokeswoman Yelena Rossokhina said.

The woman in the passenger seat was killed in the accident, while the driver was hospitalized with injuries, Rossokhina said.

Upon learning of the woman's death, the man retrieved a shotgun from his vehicle and shot himself, she said.

The man was a retired Federal Security Service lieutenant general, news agencies reported. Rossokhina said she could not confirm this, as he was a pensioner and considered a civilian.

Investigators are looking into the suicide, and traffic police are trying to determine who was at fault in the accident, Rossokhina said.