CBS Correspondent Bob Simon died during a NYC car crash tonight. The Bronx native was a passenger inside a livery car, which was traveling southbound on 12th Ave. at W. 30 St. when it rear-ended a Mercedes-Benz driven by a 23-year-old man and suddenly slammed into a median this evening.
The 73 year old journalist was rushed to St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, where he died.
Simon, Peter Bluff, Roberto Alvarez and Juan Caldera were arrested in Iraq by Sadam Hussein military during the gulf war and accused of being CIA agents before they were eventually released.
CBS News correspondent Bob Simon, 1941-2015 http://www.cbsnews.com/news/cbs-news-correspondent-bob-simon-1941-2015 via @cbsnews