25-year-old US national on Chevrolet Captiva hit a 33-year old woman in downtown Tashkent, last week Tashkent Police Department said in a statement.
The woman was taken to the hospital, where she died to the injuries the next day. The woman was crossing the road on the pedestrian crossing, and the driver was sober, the statement added.
"On this to this fact, the investigation department of the Tashkent Police Department opened criminal proceedings under Article 266 Part 2 of the Criminal Code (violation of road rules by a person driver, which caused the death of the person)".
According to the police, all appropriate investigative measures and related inspections provided for by the criminal procedure code are being conducted to determine the truth.
Under the Article 266 of the Criminal Code the driver is facing up to 7 years of imprisonment.