Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Ex-Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon Goes Up In Flames In Oklahoma City

It was on Facebook I first learned that Aubrey McClendon died in a car wreck.

The Facebook version said McClendon's death was a suicide.

Online news sources like CNN, from whence this screen cap came, imply McClendon's death was a suicide, without saying such, via quoting police who said McClendon was driving extremely fast, straight into a wall of an overpass, with plenty of opportunity and time to correct his 2013 Chevy Tahoe's fatal trajectory, before it exploded in flames from the crash.

Aubrey McClendon's "accident' occurred this morning, around 9am, in Oklahoma City, home of his former company, the infamous Chesapeake Energy.

Apparently yesterday McClendon was indicted for allegedly doing some bad business behavior. Which has some speculating that is what drove McClendon to drive into a wall.

I don't know if Aubrey McClendon was a bad man, or just a bad businessman. I know he and his former company, Chesapeake Energy, made a lot of people mad.

Aubrey McClendon also aggravated a lot of people in the Pacific Northwest when he was party to helping engineer the theft of the Seattle Sonics, moving the team to Oklahoma City.

Slamming ones vehicle into a concrete wall seems to me to be a particularly gruesome way to kill oneself. Maybe there was some sort of mechanical malfunction.

I forget on which of the CBS crime drama I recently saw a plot where the bad guy used cyber means to take control of his victim's cars. If such a thing is actually possible I would hazard to guess that that is not what happened in this case.

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