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Bob Simon Dies From Car Crash

60 Minutes Correspondent Bob Simon Dies After Car Crash

Bob Simon, a veteran correspondent for CBS News, was killed last night in a car accident in NYC. He was 73 years old. According to the New York Police Department, the reporter was in the backseat of a cab when it rear-ended another vehicle and crashed into barriers. Bob was taken to the hospital, where he died, while the cab driver was at another hospital and suffered injuries to his arms and legs. In a statement, 60 Minutes executive producer Jeff Fager said, "It's a terrible loss for all of us at CBS News. It is such a tragedy made worse because we lost him in a car accident, a man who has escaped more difficult situations than almost any journalist in modern times." Celebrities from Anderson Cooper to Seth Meyers have tweeted and mourned Bob's death.

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