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>> The fiery death of US oil giant, Aubrey McClendon, being ruled as an accident by the Oklahoma medical examiner Wednesday. McClendon's Chevy Tahoe crashed into a wall and burst into flames back in March, raising suspicion he may have committed suicide. Reuters correspondent Joshua Schnell worked on the story, digging into McClendon's business dealings as the head of Chesapeake Energy which eventually led to criminal charges.
He says, McClendon's death was a huge shock.>> People in mourning across Oklahoma, across the energy industry because Aubrey McClendon was one of the biggest names in energy and kind of a hero to many in the State of Oklahoma. It came, of course, one day after Mr. McClendon's indictment on antitrust charges.
The allegation was that McClendon had conspired, teamed up with an executive at a competing company, to suppress the price of land leases when both of those companies were out trying to bid for leases to drill on in the future.>> The medical examiner says McClendon died of multiple blunt force trauma and his body suffered charring and burns.
No alcohol was found In his blood. A police report earlier this week said there was little evidence to suggest he committed suicide since there were no emails or suicide note, but there's no way to determine his state of mind given the events leading up to the crash.