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Photos: Michael Hastings' Fatal Crash Site Is Now A Memorial

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People have been leaving flowers and notes at the site where Michael Hastings died early Tuesday morning.

The makeshift memorial has sprung up on the fire-scorched median on Highland Avenue between Melrose Avenue and Clinton Street where Hastings' car collided with a tree.

While I was there taking photos, other people stopped by to pay their respects, including one woman who collected broken glass, metal and other wreckage as a souvenir.

Among the notes left were:

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"To: Family. May he rest in peace. I [am] sure he was a good man."

"God bless the young man who passed here. Comfort his family."

"Thank you for being a journalist who had the courage to tell the truth. So many of us have compromised, but your life and your work have inspired this writer to follow in your footsteps."

"I pray your death was an accident and not purposely done by those who didn't like you. To the man who dug for the truth, bless u."

"We will pick up where you left off."

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