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Bob Simon, veteran ’60 Minutes’ correspondent, killed in car crash

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TMZ GOSSIP – Veteran CBS TV journalist Bob Simon was killed late Wednesday night in a pile up on New York City’s West Side Highway.

Simon, a long-term reporter for CBS’s “60 Minutes,” was in the secondary lounge of an attire taxi around 6:45 p.m. at the point when the driver lost control, sideswiped a Mercedes-Benz and ran into a metal average dividing activity on the interstate, as per the New York Police Department. At the point when police touched base at the scene, Simon was oblivious and inert with wounds to his head and middle. He was transported to Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan, where he was affirmed dead. He was 73.

The taxicab driver was recorded in steady condition and the other driver was not harmed, police said. New York police are examining the occurrence.

Amid an uncommon news provide details regarding Wednesday night, “CBS Evening News” grapple Scott Pelley declared Simon’s passing and offered sympathies to his family and companions.

“We have some sad news from within our CBS News family,” Pelley said, with red eyes. “Our colleague Bob Simon was killed this evening.”

“Vietnam is where he first began covering warfare, and he gave his firsthand reporting from virtually every major battlefield around the world since,” he added.

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