An unnamed source in the Moscow branch of the Interior Ministry told RBC that the individual behind the wheel was driven away in a car registered with the FSB-linked military unit. An RBC source in the traffic police confirmed the report.

Reporters on the scene said an unknown man removed the car’s license plates, which had been covered with a rag, without police interference.

It is unknown whether an active FSB officer was behind the wheel at the time of the deadly incident. The security service has not yet commented on the incident.