Aubrey McClendon, 56, Ex-Chief of Chesapeake Energy, Dies in Crash a Day After Indictment

March 2, 2016 9:25 PM

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Aubrey McClendon, 56, Ex-Chief of Chesapeake Energy, Dies in Crash a Day After Indictment

HOUSTON — Aubrey McClendon, who built a fortune in shale gas by buying up fields across the United States, was killed on Wednesday when his car ran off a highway into a bridge in Oklahoma, the authorities said. His death, at 56, came a day after he was indicted on federal charges of conspiring to suppress prices paid for oil and natural gas leases.

Mr. McClendon, the former chief executive of Chesapeake Energy, was to appear in court later in the day.

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