Michael Hastings sent panicked email about FBI probe hours before death: report

The journalist’s fiery 4 a.m. single-car crash in Los Angeles came 15 hours after he sent friends an email warning them the FBI was on his tail. ‘Hey — the feds are interviewing my “close friends and associates,”‘ the message said. ‘Also: I’m onto a big story, and need to go off the [radar] for a bit.’

The Internet erupted shortly after journalist Michael Hastings’ June 18 death with debates about the fiery one-car crash, who was known as a tenacious reporter unbowed by threats. A community board on Reddit speculated last week that the car was either rigged to lose control or burst into flames at a certain time.

The Internet erupted with debates about the fiery one-car crash that killed journalist Michael Hastings, who was known as a tenacious reporter unbowed by threats. A community board on Reddit speculated last week that the car was either rigged to lose control or burst into flames at a certain time.    KTLA

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He had a big story and wanted to get off the radar until things cooled down.

Hours later, Michael Hastings was dead.

The 33-year-old journalist’s fiery 4 a.m. single-car crash June 18 in Los Angeles came 15 hours after he sent friends a panicked email warning them the FBI was on his tail.

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