LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Journalist Michael Hastings was identified as the victim of a fiery crash earlier this week, coroner’s officials confirmed Thursday.
The 33-year-old award-winning journalist and war correspondent was killed Tuesday morning in the Hancock Park neighborhood.READ MORE: Burglars Ram U-Haul Into Tarzana Cell Phone Repair Shop
Officials would not confirm the driver’s identity pending further tests, and on Wednesday the FBI was able to confirm it was Hastings through fingerprints.
His cause of death was still pending.
Hastings, a contributing editor at Rolling Stone, won a George Polk Award for magazine reporting for his cover article “The Runaway General” in 2010.READ MORE: Nearing Historic Strike Vote, Thousands Of Hollywood Workers Could Walk Off Sets Nationwide
WikiLeaks tweeted Wednesday stating Hastings had contacted the organization’s lawyer to say he was being watched by the FBI.
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