'60 Minutes' correspondent Bob Simon killed in traffic accident

"60 Minutes" correspondent Bob Simon (AP Images)

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.
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