He was 73.
Simon’s car crashed on the West Side Highway in Manhattan Wednesday night, sources said. The CBS reporter died when the Lincoln Town Car he was riding in crashed with a Mercedes and then lost control and plowed into a pedestrian expansion near 30th Street at about 7 p.m., according to sources. The driver of the Mercedes said the livery driver was driving erratically. “He swerved into me,” the driver said. “He hit me and he looked like he lost control of the car.” h/t nypost
Simon was taken to St.Luke’s where he died.