CBS 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon, 73, was killed Wednesday night during a crash while he was a passenger in a hired car in New York City.
The vehicle lost control, crashed into another vehicle and hit a lamppost near West 32nd Street and 12th Avenue in Manhattan about 6:45 p.m. ET.
Simon was transported to St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The drivers of the two vehicles suffered minor injuries.
Simon was a war correspondent in Vietnam War — working out of Saigon. He and his crew were held captive for 40 days by Iraqi forces in 1991. He joined “60 Minutes” in 1996 and “60 Minutes II” two years later.
He joined CBS News’ London bureau in 1969 and was the recipient of 24-time Emmy Awards, four Overseas Press Club awards and three George Foster Peabody Awards.
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) February 12, 2015
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