Skip to comments.Exclusive: Hastings Sent Colleagues Email Hours Before Crash (WOW)
Posted on 06/21/2013 10:56:51 AM PDT by SE Mom
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) The crash that killed journalist Michael Hastings was ruled an accident by police, but conspiracy theories continued to circulate on Friday.
Hastings, 33, was killed in a fiery solo-vehicle crash in Hancock Park early Tuesday morning.
...Staff Sgt. Joseph Biggs told KTLA that he received an email from Hastings on Monday.
Biggs had known Hastings since 2008, when the journalist was embedded in his unit in Afghanistan.
On Monday morning, I woke up and I got an email, and its very panicked, Biggs said.
He was blind-copied on the email, which was sent to Hastings colleagues.
In part, it said that the feds were interviewing his close friends and associates, and that he was onto a big story and needed to get off the radar.
The FBI has denied that Hastings was ever under investigation.
It alarmed me very much, Biggs said. I just said it doesnt seem like him. I dont know, I just had this gut feeling and it just really bothered me, he said.
The email was sent just before 1 p.m. on Monday, 15 hours before the deadly crash.
Breaking news photographer Scott Lane happened to be less than a mile from the scene of the crash, and shot video of the fiery aftermath.
Video taken from his cars dashcam also caught what appeared to be Hastings Mercedes minutes before the crash, speeding through a red light.
More than 30 seconds pass after Hastings car goes by, and no other cars pass through the intersection.
Theres no cars that are following him, Lane said. He flies by and 10 seconds, 20 seconds, 30 seconds goes by
No cars are following him.
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Copy of email at link.
Could it be that Hastings was trying to create a story with his death?
What are the odds of a camera-ready videographer being nearby, particularly at that hour?
What are the odds of a car exploding upon hitting a tree?
The odds are probably good that there were three freelance videographers working within five minutes of the crash.
There are guys staking out places all over LA trying to get paparazzi video 24/7. It’s a way of life there.
Could have had a psychotic break. Non stop stress will help that. On the other hand his car could have been tricked up or blown up. Doesn’t pay to come to the public attention of the Man. With no evidence whatever, I vote for Breitbarting as the cause.
No cars, huh?
Did he look UP?
I have never EVER seen a car catch fire crashing.
This guy was an editor for Rolling Stone. This sounds like maybe he suffered Sudden Hunter Thompson Syndrome.
There are freelancers ALL OVER LA / Hollywood and some in OC. Hollywood especially is a great place to be on weekend nights if you have a scanner and a car. The cop reads the name on the license and his location and boom, $$.
If you hear a celebrities name, you drive by, take a picture, and if it’s mediocre, you sell it for a couple thousand dollars. If it’s BIG, you sell it for more. And it’s almost a given that at least two celebs are going to be drunk/drugged and driving every hour on a weekend night.
There is a major, massive coverup of historic proportions going on.
But you can bet your shiska-bobs that the MSM will do nothing to unravel it.
The MSM is worthless. Worse than worthless.
They are cowards, not journalists.
>>I have never EVER seen a car catch fire crashing.
He ran over a hydrant - it could have torn up his fuel lines and provided the spark.
The question is, what was he running from, or who was controlling his car?
Makes me wonder if Hastings had been drugged.
The rest of the Press needs to figure out what story he was working on and get it out.