Aubrey McClendon
Aubrey McClendon was founder and CEO of American Energy Partners and a minority owner of the Oklahoma City Thunder. (Screenshot)

Energy mogul Aubrey McClendon died following a single-vehicle crash shortly after 9 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to Oklahoma City Police Department PIO Capt. Paco Balderrama, who spoke at a press conference Wednesday afternoon.

Aubrey Kerr McClendon
Aubrey Kerr McClendon

The “fatality accident” near I-44 and North Midwest Boulevard comes exactly one day after McClendon, 56, had been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly rigging bids for land leases in Oklahoma.

The indictment was first reported Tuesday afternoon.

Following Wednesday afternoon’s press conference, OKC Mayor Mick Cornett, who was out of the country, and officials from McClendon’s American Energy Partners issued statements regarding news of the CEO’s death.

Soon, others took to Twitter to express their condolences.

A co-founder of Chesapeake Energy Corporation, McClendon was forced out of his position with the company in 2013, resigning on April 1.

McClendon was a minority owner of the Oklahoma City Thunder.