CNN's Stan Case killed in car crash

Nov. 24, 2011 at 8:03 AM

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Veteran CNN radio broadcaster Stan Cates was killed in a head-on car crash in Birmingham, Ala., the network said. He was 59.

Police said a pickup truck crossed the median and struck the car Case and his wife Angela were in Tuesday afternoon, WVTM-TV, Birmingham, reported.

Angela Case has also worked at CNN as a writer for more than 20 years. She was hospitalized with undisclosed injuries, CNN said.

Stanley Wright Case was praised in a statement by Jim Walton, president of CNN Worldwide.

"Stan was a news anchor for CNN Radio and a mainstay of the network since he joined CNN in 1985," Walton said. "He was a fine journalist, a leader in our organization and, as anyone who had the privilege of knowing him will tell you, a great guy."

Case was a lawyer but chose to work in radio. He joined CNN in Atlanta after working as a correspondent for KEBC-AM in Oklahoma City.

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