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Friend of the famed journalist Michael Hastings told us about what he called up panicked.
The fiery crash that killed him a week ago.
That friend says part of the email read need to go off the radar for a bit.
Remember Michael Hastings wrote a game changing profile of the army general Stanley McChrystal back in 4010.
That Rolling Stone article showed that -- supreme commander of the war in Afghanistan openly mocking his bosses at the White House.
General McChrystal resigned his post less than two days after that articles publication.
Officials say last Tuesday Michael Hastings the -- lost control is of his Mercedes in Los Angeles.
The car slammed into a tree burst into flames and killed him.
Now we're learning more about the email that -- apparently sent before the crash one of his friends and now retired army staff sergeant.
Tells Fox News Hastings was investigating the CIA at the time.
One of the things he said is that we're going to be the biggest story it was -- very panicked and it didn't seem like something normally we would talk about.
And I just fell.
A gut feeling something then Phil all right.
What we should note the Los Angeles Police have weighed in on all of this Trace Gallagher in Los Angeles what are police -- That there's no evidence at all of foul play ship and that the remains had been positively identified as Michael Hastings and now they're just waiting for these toxicology reports to come back to see if he might have been drinking or using drugs or maybe.
Had some type of health problem but he was traveling near Hollywood at a very high rate of speed.
And when he struck that palm tree that's what he got trapped.
Inside his Mercedes he's friends said that Hastings drove quote like a grand law.
And would like to see a much wider investigation -- He's not someone that would be driving around erratically like that in an overnight but this wasn't how he was.
And so that just leaves a lot of questions of a lot of -- the need to be.
Brought up and answered I'm not gonna speculate and say I think anything because that's is gonna make me look crazy.
The friend by the way I would also like Mercedes-Benz to respond about the explosion of that card whether that's a common factor or not.
Shot and Tracy is his widow is getting got in front of -- in knocking down one report.
Yet his what is the least Jordan and she set out a tweet saying despite reports to the contrary there husband was not working on a story about Jill Kelly you're called -- Kelly -- the Tampa socialite.
Who sparked that investigation.
About the affair that then CIA director David Petraeus was having with -- abroad well.
And then there's the WikiLeaks statement they issued a statement saying and I'm quoting here.
Michael Hastings contacted WikiLeaks lawyer Jennifer Robinson just a few hours before he died saying.
That the FBI was investigating him and yet the FBI says.
It was not investigating Hastings.
But these conspiracy theories continue being fueled by things like this man former counterterrorism chief Richard Clarke saying that cars can be hacked.
The breaks the accelerator and the steering wheel can be manipulated.
And controlled from the outside he's not saying that.
Did happen he's saying it's possible and that is fueling much speculation on the Internet -- Trace Gallagher thanks.
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