Limo Company Blames CBS Newsman Bob Simon for Death in Crash

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The 73-year-old '60 Minutes' personality was killed Feb. 11.

The limousine company whose car CBS correspondent Bob Simon was killed in is blaming Simon for his own death because he wasn't wearing a seat belt.

Skyline Credit Ride says in papers filed in New York state Supreme Court that Simon's "culpable conduct" caused his death.

The 73-year-old newsman was killed Feb. 11 when the limo he was riding in crashed on Manhattan's West Side Highway.

His widow, Francoise Anne-Marie Simon, sued Skyline Credit Ride and the limo's driver last month for wrongful death.

The Daily News reports that Skyline said in court papers filed this week that Simon "failed to use or misused available seat belts."