Bob Simon dead at 73

“60 Minutes” correspondent Bob Simon died in a car accident Wednesday night in New York City. He was 73.

Simon was riding a Lincoln Town Car which crashed with a Mercedes on the West Side Highway. The Town Car lost control and plowed into a pedestrian expansion near 30th Street.

Police cut off the top of the Town Car to free Simon and the driver, according to sources, and EMTs treated Simon for a possible heart attack.

From CBS News:

Bob Simon, the longtime “60 Minutes” correspondent and legendary CBS News foreign reporter died suddenly tonight in a car accident in New York City.

The award-winning newsman was 73.

“It’s a terrible loss for all of us at CBS News,” 60 Minutes Executive Producer Jeff Fager said in a statement. “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.

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