Ex-Chesapeake Energy Corp. CEO Dies The Day After His Indictment
Ex-Chesapeake Energy Corp. CEO Aubrey McClendon died in a car crash less than 24 hours after he was indicted on conspiracy charges.By Grant Suneson | March 2, 2016
The co-founder and ex-CEO of Chesapeake Energy Corp. died in a car wreck in Oklahoma City a day after he was indicted on a conspiracy charge.
Oklahoma City police said Aubrey McClendon was driving over the speed limit when the car hit a wall. The Chevy Tahoe caught fire after the crash.
"He pretty much drove straight into the wall. ... There was plenty of opportunity for him to correct or get back on the roadway, and that didn't occur. He went straight into the embankment and collided into it," said Oklahoma City Police Capt. Paco Balderrama.