Denver TV cameraman killed en route to Omaha
DENVER – Ralph Binder, a Denver-based television cameraman who often worked for ABC News, was killed in a traffic accident Thursday on his way to Omaha, Neb., to cover the shopping mall shootings, the network said.He was 58.Binder and a soundman were on Interstate 80 near Grand Island, Neb., and their vehicle had swerved to avoid another car that had gone out of control, ABC News President David Westin said.The soundman, Dan Johnson, was treated and released at a hospital, Westin said.Binder had worked for ABC News in Washington and later moved to Denver, where he frequently did freelance work for the network.”He was a first-class cameraman, but much more, he was a wonderful man,” Westin said.Binder is survived by his wife, Joy Wolf, and two sons, ages 12 and 9.
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