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OKCPD: McClendon's wreck doesn't suggest suicide

OKCPD: McClendon's wreck doesn't suggest suicide
Posted at 5:01 PM, Jun 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-07 18:13:50-04

OKLAHOMA CITY – A two month investigation into the cause of death of Aubrey McClendon has allegedly found nothing to suggest it was an act of suicide.

According to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), the Oklahoma City Police Department’s probe into the Chesapeake Energy co-founder’s death has declared the incident as a “vehicular accident.”

LISTEN: 911 calls released from McClendon crash

The energy tycoon died on March 2, just a day after a federal grand jury indicted him on a bid-rigging charge. 

A press conference held by the Oklahoma City Police Department in March revealed that McClendon was driving 78 mph when he struck a bridge support with his SUV. The OKC Police Department spokesperson also said there was no evidence to suggest he attempted to veer away before the fatal crash.

The WSJ reports, however, that the probe’s results do not rule out suicide nor does it give a definite manner of death. Investigators say that, so far, nothing in the search, including interviews with family and friends, suggests that McClendon, 56, was seeking to end his life.

“We were unable to find any evidence or information that would lead us to believe it was anything other than a vehicular accident,” said Oklahoma City Police spokesman Captain.Paco Balderrama told The Wall Street Journal.

A final report is expected to be handed down by the medical examiner’s office soon, as per a spokesperson says The Wall Street Journal.