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CBS News Journalist Bob Simon Killed In Car Crash

Bob Simon, veteran journalist and longtime CBS correspondent, was killed in a car crash in New York City. He was 73.

Veteran journalist and “60 Minutes” correspondent Bob Simon was killed in a car crash in New York City Wednesday. He was 73 years old.

The New York Daily News reported Simon was traveling in a cab on the West Side Highway when his car rear-ended another before slamming into a raised median.

CBS News assignment editor David Goodman later confirmed Simon’s death in a tweet.

Simon’s career spanned five decades. In that time, he had won multiple Emmy and Peabody awards. (Video via CBS)

Simon joined CBS news in 1967 and later became a correspondent at  “60 Minutes” in 1996. He leaves behind his wife and one daughter.

This video includes images from Getty Images and Danny Castaneda / CC BY NC SA 2.0.

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