Energy titan Aubrey McClendon dies in single-car crash a day after being indicted

March 2, 2016 10:54 PM

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Aubrey McClendon, a natural gas industry titan, was killed when he drove his sport utility vehicle “straight into a wall” in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, police said, a day after he was indicted on a charge of conspiring to rig bids to buy oil and natural gas leases in northwest Oklahoma.

Police Capt. Paco Balderrama said McClendon, co-founder of Chesapeake Energy and a part-owner of the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder, was the only person in the SUV when it slammed into a concrete bridge embankment shortly after 9 a.m.

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