Energy Tycoon McClendon Dies In Car Crash

March 3, 2016

Energy tycoon Aubrey McClendon, the former CEO of Chesapeake Energy, has died following a single-car accident in Oklahoma, just days after anti-trust charges against him were announced by federal investigators.

Mr. McClendon had a connection to the island, having purchasing a property in the Tucker’s Town area.

A report on the accident said, “Former Chesapeake CEO Aubrey McClendon built Chesapeake Energy into one of the nation’s largest independent producers of natural gas, accumulating a fortune that helped him buy part of the Oklahoma City Thunder.”

“But McClendon also drew the scrutiny of federal investigators, who announced anti-trust charges against him on Tuesday. Sixteen hours later, McClendon, 56, was dead in a fiery single-car traffic accident on an isolated road in northeast Oklahoma City.

“Oklahoma city police captain said McClendon was speeding and not wearing a seat belt, but it is too early to tell if the collision was intentional.”

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  1. Beep Blip says:

    Wow, Suspicious indeed. Single car crash, no seatbelt, 2 days after it was announced he was going to be smeared all over with an anti-trust suit.

  2. hmmm says:

    This is indeed sad. Any life lost in this manner is a tradgedy.

    Thoughts and prayers of comfort and strength go out to his family and friends.

  3. I agree…love left behind is always a tragic event…

  4. Coffee says:

    Unbelievable ! High stakes poker games never end well !