Former Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon Dies in Car Crash One Day After Indictment

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Former Chief Executive Officer, Chairman, and Co-founder of Chesapeake Energy Corporation Aubrey McClendon walks through the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana March 26, 2012. Sean Gardner/Reuters

(Reuters) - Former Chesapeake Energy 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.

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