Best-Selling Author Jeffrey Zaslow Killed

February 13, 2012 Updated Feb 13, 2012 at 2:22 PM EDT

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Best-Selling Author Jeffrey Zaslow Killed

February 13, 2012 Updated Feb 13, 2012 at 2:22 PM EDT

According to the Detroit Free Press, best-selling author Jeffrey Zaslow was killed in a car crash in northern Michigan on Friday. He was 53, and the husband of former WKBW Channel 7 personality Sherry Margolis, who left Eyewitness News in the late 1980's to work at WJBK in Detroit.

Zaslow was killed while driving home from a book signing, according to the Free Press report. He had most recently writing a book on former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was injured in a shooting last year, according to the Free Press.

Read the Free Press story HERE.

Here is the story from WJBK MY FOX Channel 2: myFOXdetroit.com - It is with deep sorrow that we report the death of Jeffrey Zaslow, best-selling author and husband to FOX 2's Sherry Margolis. According to the Antrim County Sheriffs Department, Zaslow was killed in an automobile accident in northern Michigan Friday morning. It happened just after 9 a.m. on M-32, about half-mile from US-131 near Elmira. Police report he lost control of the vehicle on the snow covered road and was hit by a semi-truck. On Thursday night, Zaslow attended an event at the McLean & Eakin Bookseller in Petosky's Gaslight district, to promote his latest book "The Magic Room: A Story About the Love We Wish for Our Daughters." Zaslow worked as a columnist for The Wall Street Journal and penned several New York Times bestsellers, including "The Last Lecture", and "The Girls From Ames and Highest Duty". According to his website, "The Last Lecture", written with Randy Pausch, has been translated into 48 languages. Five million copies have been sold in English alone. Zaslow, a Philadelphia native, is survived by Sherry and their three daughters: Jordan, Alex and Eden. Read more about Jeff and the inspirational stories he's written, click here: http://www.jeffzaslow.com/ The entire staff at FOX 2 News, and Channel 7's Eyewitness News in Buffalo sends our deepest condolences and prayers to Jeff's family.