Kirill Stremousov, a leader installed by the occupied Kherson Kremlin in Ukraine, was killed, according to local media.
The death of Stremousov, deputy head of the Russian-appointed regional military-civilian administration, was first reported by Russian military journalist Semyon Pegov, blogger Boris Rozhin and public news channel Russia Today (RT ).
According to Russian military correspondents in Kherson, Stremousov died in a car accident in Genichesk, Kherson region.
Pegov said Stremousov’s death was confirmed by his personal driver.
The Moscow-based administration also confirmed to Russian journalists that Stremousov was killed in a car accident, Lenta news outlet reported.
The circumstances surrounding the accident are currently under investigation.
Stremousov posted a video address on his Telegram channel on Wednesday, in which he provided an update on the situation in Kherson, where Kyiv is waging a counteroffensive.
Newsweek has contacted Russian authorities for comment.
This is a developing story and it will be updated.