United States

Michael Hastings

18 June 2013

The leading American journalist and war correspondent was killed  in car crash in Los Angeles, his employer, news website BuzzFeed, has confirmed.

His vehicle hit a tree and caught fire on Tuesday morning, according to US media report.

The accident which killed Mr Hastings is thought to have occurred on Highland Avenue in the Hancock Park neighbourhood.

Authorities confirmed a man had been killed in a car crash there on Tuesday morning, but would not confirm his identity.