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CBS '60 Minutes' correspondent Bob Simon dies in car crash

4 years 3 months 5 days ago Thursday, February 12 2015 Feb 12, 2015 February 12, 2015 1:13 AM February 12, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Hunter Robinson

NEW YORK - Longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent Bob Simon, who covered riots, Academy Award-nominated movies and wars, has died in a car crash.

Police say a town car in which 73-year-old Simon was a passenger hit another car stopped at a Manhattan traffic light Wednesday night and then slammed into metal barriers separating traffic lanes. Simon and the town car's driver were taken to a hospital, where Simon was pronounced dead.

The town car driver suffered injuries to his legs and arms. The driver of the other car was uninjured.

CBS says Simon was among a handful of elite journalists to cover most major overseas conflicts and news stories since the late 1960s. He covered stories including the Vietnam War and the Oscar-nominated movie "Selma."

Police continue to investigate the crash.

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