Detroit News Auto Critic Doug Guthrie Dies at 60

By: Joel Kurth | The Detroit News

Doug Guthrie, auto critic for The Detroit News, died Wednesday in his Grosse Pointe Woods home, apparently of natural causes.

A longtime courts reporter before becoming The News’ auto critic in 2012, the 60-year-old Guthrie had a love affair with autos that began during adolescence. Colleagues and industry officials said his columns married his zest for cars with a reporter’s attention to detail.


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