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Evan Agostini, File, Associated Press
In this Feb, 1, 2010 file photo, journalist Bob Simon attends the premiere screening of "Faces of America With Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr." at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York. CBS says Simon was killed in a car crash on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in Manhattan. Police say a town car in which he was a passenger hit another car. He was 73.

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."