Bob Simon, CBS correspondent Killed

Bob Simon, “60 Minutes” correspondent and CBS News foreign reporter was killed on Wednesday, February 11 in a car accident in New York City, US.

The New York Police Department said the accident occurred at about 6:45 p.m on 30th street and 12th avenue when the Lincoln Town Car in which Simon was riding struck the driver’s side of a 2003 Mercedes, which was stopped at a red light and then slammed into metal barriers separating the two traffic lanes.

Simon suffered injuries to his head and torso, police said. The late journalist and the driver of the car he was travelling in were taken to Saint Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, where he died.

Simon covered stories including the Vietnam War and the Oscar-nominated movie Selma in a career spanning five decades.

CBS says Simon was among a handful of elite journalists who’ve covered most major overseas conflicts and news stories since the late 1960s.

Simon had been contributing to “60 Minutes” on a regular basis since 1996. He also was a correspondent for “60 Minutes II.”

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