Longtime 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon reportedly died in a car crash Wednesday night. He was 73.
CBS confirmed the news but did not give much detail, saying only that Simon "died suddenly tonight in a car accident in New York City."
According to the Daily News, Simon was in the back of a livery cab that rear ended a Mercedes and slammed into a median on the West Side Highway in Manhattan Wednesday night.
Both Simon and the driver had to be cut out of the car but according to the paper, the driver was not seriously injured.
The Post also spoke to the Mercedes driver, who claims Simon's driver was driving erratically.
"He swerved into me," the driver said. "He hit me and he looked like he lost control of the car."
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