Former Tennessean Writer David Halberstam Killed in Calif. Wreck

San Francisco (AP) -- Pulitzer Prize-winning writer David Halberstam, who chronicled the Nashville civil rights awakening, has died in a California car crash.

Halberstam was 73.

Police in Menlo Park, California say Habersham was dead at the scene of the two-vehicle crash Monday.

Halberstam was a reporter for the Tennessean and the New York Times.

In 1964, at age 30, he won the Pulitzer Prize for his reporting from Vietnam.

He later said he initially supported the US action there but became disillusioned.

Former Associated Press Saigon Bureau Chief George Esper said Halberstam was more honest with the American people than their own government about the war in Vietnam.

Halberstam was working when he was killed Monday. He was being driven by a graduate journalism student to an interview he had scheduled with hall of fame quarterback Y.A. Tittle.

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