NEW YORK — CBS says longtime ’60 Minutes’ correspondent Bob Simon has been killed in New York City car crash.
He was 73 years old.
The crash happened Wednesday in Manhattan. Police say a town car in which he was a passenger hit another car.
Simon and the town car’s driver were taken to a hospital, where Simon was pronounced dead.
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.”