NEW YORK — Police say longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent Bob Simon wasn't wearing a seatbelt when he was killed in a car crash in New York City.
Police say a vehicle the 73-year-old Simon was riding in hit another car stopped at a Manhattan traffic light Wednesday night and then slammed into metal traffic barriers. Simon and the Lincoln Town Car's driver were taken to a hospital, where Simon was pronounced dead.
Seatbelts aren't required in livery vehicles.
Simon's driver suffered leg and arm injuries. The other driver was uninjured.
CBS says Simon was among a handful of elite journalists to cover most major overseas conflicts and news stories since the late 1960s. He covered stories including the Vietnam War and the Oscar-nominated movie "Selma."