Thunder part-owner and former Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon died in a car crash this morning in Oklahoma City, a day after being indicted on charges that could have put him in prison for decades.

News9 reported that a crew was attending to a one-vehicle crash on Midwest Blvd at around 9 a.m. local time. Oklahoma City police confirmed the 56-year-old McClendon as the victim.

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On Tuesday, the Justice Department announced that McClendon had been charged by a federal grand jury with rigging bids between two oil and gas companies and violating the Sherman Antitrust Act. Each charge had a maximum punishment of 10 years in prison or a fine of $1 million.

[News 9]

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