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‘60 Minutes’ Bob Simon Killed in Crash [VIDEO]

60 Minutes journalist Bob Simon was killed Wednesday night in a car accident on the West Side Highway in Manhattan. His livery cab crashed into a Mercedes and then spun into a pedestrian area near 30th Street, the New York Post reports. The Mercedes driver claimed the cabbie had been driving dangerously. “He swerved into me. He hit me and he looked like he lost control of the car,” the Mercedes driver told the Post. Simon had reported for 60 Minutes since 1996. He began his career as a war correspondent in Vietnam, during which he won an Overseas Press Club award for covering Hanoi’s 1972 spring offensive. He also spent 40 days as a hostage in Iraq during the Gulf War. During his career, he won 27 Emmy and four Peabody awards. Simon was 73 and leaves behind a wife and a daughter.

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