Jeffrey Zaslow killed in car accident

Best-selling author and Wall Street Journal columnist Jeffrey Zaslow was killed Friday morning in a car accident in northern Michigan. Police said he lost control of his car on a snow-covered road and was hit by a semi-truck. The 53-year-old journalist leaves behind wife Sherry Margolis — a Detroit Fox 2 news anchor — and three daughters, ages 22, 20 and 16.

Wall Street Journal managing editor’s memo:

From: Thomson, Robert
Sent: Friday, February 10, 2012 06:41 PM
To: WSJ All News Staff; Newswires_USERS
Subject: Jeff Zaslow

Dear All,
One of the greatest of Wall Street Journal journalists, Jeff Zaslow, has been tragically killed in a car accident in Michigan. Jeff’s writing, for the Journal and in his books, has been a source of inspiration for many people around the world and his journalistic life has been a source of inspiration for all journalists. There is no doubt that Jeff’s words will echo poignantly for generations to come and his body of work will be a living testimony to his professionalism, creativity and dedication. Our sincerest thoughts are with his family and we share the sadness of all who have been moved by the man and his work,

* Detroit Free Press: Jeffrey Zaslow killed in car crash
* WSJ: He had a rare gift for writing about love, loss, and other life passages
* At Sun-Times, Zaslow launched school supply drives and “raised untold sums” for paper’s charity