Thunder part-owner Aubrey McClendon dies in Oklahoma City car wreck

Ex-Chesapeake CEO McClendon Indicted

Former Chesapeake Energy (CHK.N) Chief Executive Officer Aubrey McClendon died in a car accident in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, police said, one day after he was charged with conspiring to rig bids to buy oil and natural gas leases. McClendon was also part-owner of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Police said the vehicle was so badly burned they were unable to tell if McClendon was wearing his seat belt.

McClendon's death comes just weeks after the passing of Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams' wife, who also died in a car accident on Feb. 10. He owned 20 percent of the team, and was part of the ownership group responsible for moving the team from Seattle to Oklahoma City in 2008.

McClendon left Chesapeake in 2013. He was 56. also contributed to this report.

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