The prosecutor-general of Georgia's breakaway region South Ossetia has died after being hit by a vehicle.
Local police said Merab Chigoyev died instantly after a car hit him while he was walking across a street in the regional capital, Tskhinvali.
A spokesperson for South Ossetia’s Interior Ministry was quoted as saying Chigoyev was returning from a wedding.
The driver of the vehicle, who was reportedly drunk, was later detained.
Chigoyev had been South Ossetia's prosecutor-general since May 2012.
Russia recognized the separatist region's independence following a five-day war with Georgia in August 2008, and has kept troops there since then.
Based on reporting by TASS and Interfax