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Jun 19, 2013

LIVEMINT - Journalist Michael Hastings killed in car crash, Jun 19, 2013

A file photograph of Michael Hastings. Photo: AFP
 "Los Angeles: Journalist Michael Hastings, whose Rolling Stone magazine profile of the US military chief in Afghanistan, led to the general’s resignation, died on Tuesday in a car wreck in Los Angeles, his employer said. A statement from the editor-in-chief of online news outlet BuzzFeed reporting that Hastings, 33, had been killed, gave no details of the accident. Neither Los Angeles police nor the county coroner’s office would confirm his death. But police said an unidentified man was killed before dawn on Monday when his car slammed into a tree near Hollywood and burst into flames. The driver was the lone occupant of the automobile, police said. Coroner’s lieutenant Fred Corral said the body of the driver was burned beyond recognition and that further investigation was required to make a positive identification."

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