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Reporter Covering Simpson Trial Killed

Sun., Aug. 6, 1995, midnight

A Philadelphia Inquirer correspondent covering the O.J. Simpson trial was killed when his van flipped in a wreck.

The van carrying Robin Weaver Clark, 40, and two others collided with two cars Friday afternoon on Pacific Coast Highway.

All three were killed on impact, police Sgt. Andy Joseph said. It was not clear who was driving.

The two people in one of the cars were treated for minor injuries, while the two people in the second car were unhurt. The cause of the accident was under investigation.

Clark covered the Simpson trial from the beginning and gained a popular reputation among fellow reporters. He was one of the few journalists allowed to sit in the courtroom.

A North Carolina native, he worked for The Inquirer for about 10 years and came to Los Angeles after covering the burning of the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas.


 

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