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ST PETERSBURG, March 7 (Itar-Tass) — The police officer who ran over two women in St Petersburg's Moskovsky district, has been detained. One of the women died in the hospital, the press service of the Investigative Committee department for St Petersburg told Itar-Tass on Wednesday.
A court is to decide on the measures of restraint for Igor Sitnikov, 47, a Major of a criminal investigation department.
Earlier, criminal proceedings were opened over the "road accident which resulted in a person's death by negligence."
The road accident occurred near house # 16 in Yelizavetinskaya Street overnight on February 24.
"The driver of an Audi-100 violated traffic rules and ran over two local residents who were walking along a foot way; he rammed a fence, a tree and a lamp post. The policeman then took the license plates off his car and fled without providing assistance to the wounded. One of the injured women died in the hospital without regaining consciousness on March 5," the press service said.