Wednesday, March 02, 2016
Billionaire nat gas driller and part owner of the Oklahoma City Thunder Aubrey McClendon died in a one-car accident. He crashed into an embankment while traveling at a "high rate of speed" in Oklahoma City just after 9 a.m., said Capt. Paco Balderrama of the Oklahoma City Police Department. Flames engulfed McClendon's vehicle "immediately," and it was burnt so badly that police could not tell if he was wearing a seatbelt, he said. "He pretty much drove straight into the wall," Balderrama said. The day before, McClendon had been indicted for alleged price-fixing. McClendon went to Duke and actually helped finance the legal defense for the wrongfully accused Duke lacrosse players. It was at Duke that he met his wife Katie Upton. Her grandfather was one of the founders of Whirlpool. That same man is also the grandfather of Rep. Fred Upton and Jeff Upton. Jeff Upton is the father of Kate Upton. Here is a picture of Kate Upton with Aubrey McClendon at an Oklahoma City Thunder game.