Journalists & media staff killed list in 2018

United States

28 May 2018

McComick, the reporter and Smeltzer both working for WYFF local television in North Carolina, died when a falling tree crushed their car as they drove down a highway during an assignment to cover extreme weather conditions in the area. According to media reports, the heavy rainfall had waterlogged the soil, which might have contributed to the tree’s fall. Source: BBC