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February 12th, 2015, 02:21 AM
Bob Simon embracing his wife Francoise (right) and daughter Tanya (left) after he was freed from 40 days of imprisonment by Iraqi soldiers in 1991. Getty Images

By Larry Celona (http://nypost.com/author/larry-celona/), C.J. Sullivan (http://nypost.com/author/c-j-sullivan/) and Joe Tacopino (http://nypost.com/author/joe-tacopino/)

February 11, 2015 | 9:24pm

Veteran CBS “60 Minutes” correspondent Bob Simon, for more than four decades one
of America’s most respected journalists, was killed in a crash Wednesday night after
his limo driver lost control of the vehicle on the West Side Highway.

The Lincoln Town Car in which Simon, 73, was riding collided with a Mercedes-Benz,
then veered across the roadway and plowed into a pedestrian expansion near
West 30th Street at about 7 p.m., according to law-enforcement sources.

The driver of the Mercedes said the black car was veering erratically before the crash.

“He swerved into me,” said the 23-year-old Mercedes driver.
“He hit me and he looked like he lost control of the car.”

Simon was taken to Roosevelt Hospital in Midtown, where he died.

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