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Bob Simon, a veteran correspondent on the CBS show 60 Minutes has passed away after getting into a fatal car crash on the West Side Highway in NYC.

According to the NY Post, Simon was riding in the Lincoln Town Car, when the driver crashed into a Mercedes on the highway, leading them to lose control, and plow into a pedestrian expansion. The tragic incident occurred near 30th St. at around 7 PM this evening, as Simon was reported dead when reaching St. Luke’s Hospital in Manhattan.

The site reports that the driver of the Mercedes told authorities that the person driving the Lincoln Town Car was driving erratically.

They told the site:

“He swerved into me,” the driver said. “He hit me and he looked like he lost control of the car.”

Our prayers are with Bob Simon and his loved ones during this tragic time. We will keep you updated with more details.

SOURCE: NY Post | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty

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