02/11/2015 09:56 EST | Updated 04/13/2015 05:59 EDT

CBS: Longtime '60 Minutes' correspondent Bob Simon killed in New York City car crash

NEW YORK, N.Y. - CBS says longtime '60 Minutes' correspondent Bob Simon has been killed in New York City car crash.

He was 73 years old.

The crash happened Wednesday in Manhattan. Police say a town car in which he was a passenger hit another car.

Simon and the town car's driver were taken to a hospital, where Simon was pronounced dead.