Wall Street Journal writer Jeffrey Zaslow, who recently collaborated on Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ memoir, was killed Friday when he crashed into a truck in northern Michigan.
Zaslow, an award-winning writer, was 53, according to The Journal. He was traveling on a slippery, snowy road when he lost control of his vehicle and hit the truck, according to The Journal, which cited information from Zaslow’s wife and the Antrim County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities didn’t provide any information on the fate of the truck driver.
Zaslow was not only a journlist, but a best-selling author. His books included “Highest Duty,” which was about Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, who saved his passengers and crew by landing a passenger jet in the Hudson River in New York City.
Most recently, Zaslow worked with Giffords, who was shot in the head by an attacker a year ago, and her ex-astronaut husband Mark Kelly, on the couple’s joint memoir, “Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope.”
Zaslow also had the distinct duty of serving as Ann Landers’ replacement as the advice columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times. He got the gig after writing a Page One-feature for The Journal about entering a contest to replace Landers.
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