US journalist Michael Hastings killed in car crash
A top US journalist and war correspondent Michael Hastings has died in car crash in L.A aged 33, BuzzFeed news website confirmed.
His vehicle hit a tree and caught fire on Tuesday morning, according to the US media.
The reporter was best known for his award-winning profile in Rolling Stone magazine of ex-US Afghanistan commander General Stanley McChrystal.
BuzzFeed, Michael’s employer said:
“We are shocked and devastated by the news that Michael Hastings is gone.”
“Michael was a great, fearless journalist with an incredible instinct for the story, and a gift for finding ways to make his readers care about anything he covered from wars to politicians.”
His work has also appeared in The Washington Post, the LA Times and numerous publications.