Journalist dies in car accident
June 19, 2013 10:20 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Hastings, the war correspondent whose unflinching reporting from Afghanistan led to the resignation of a top U.S. army general, has died in a car accident in Los Angeles, according to his employer and family.

Hastings, 33, was described by many of his colleagues as a bright and hard-charging reporter who wrote stories that mattered.

Most recently, he wrote about politics for the news website BuzzFeed, where the top editor said colleagues were devastated by the loss.

Authorities said there was a car crash Tuesday in the Hancock Par neighborhood of Los Angeles that killed a man, but coroner’s officials could not confirm whether Hastings was the victim.

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