Seasoned journalist Michael Hastings killed in car crash in LA

Rolling Stone magazine correspondent Michael Hastings, 33, was killed in a car wreck in Los Angeles on June 18, according to a statement released by Ben Smith, his editor-in-chief at BuzzFeed.

Supporting details from authorities regarding the journalist’s death were not yet available after Smith announced the sad news on Tuesday, June 18. However, in an earlier report, Los Angeles police said an accident occurred near Hollywood, in which a car was engulfed by fire after it slammed to a tree. The man inside the car was so severely burned that he was not identifiable.

Hastings, who was a contributing editor to Rolling Stone and also wrote for online news site BuzzFeed, wrote a feature that brought down former U.S. commander in chief in Afghanistan.

The legal team of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., sends their sincere condolences to all those touched by this tragic loss.


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