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Louis Freeh, former FBI director, injured in car crash

Louis Freeh addresses the media during a press conference, July 12, 2012, when he released the findings of his investigation into the Penn State scandal. (Christopher Weddle/Centre Daily Times/MCT)
Louis Freeh addresses the media during a press conference, July 12, 2012, when he released the findings of his investigation into the Penn State scandal. (Christopher Weddle/Centre Daily Times/MCT) Centre Daily Times/MCT

Former FBI Director Louis J. Freeh was “seriously” injured in a car accident while driving in Vermont, the Associated Press is reporting.

According to the AP report, “State police said Freeh was taken by helicopter to a New Hampshire hospital following the crash Monday in Barnard, a small town about 90 miles northwest of Boston.”

Freeh, 64, apparently drove his SUV off the road shortly after noon and struck a mailbox and a row of shrubs before coming to a stop on the side of a tree, state police said. He was wearing his seatbelt, the AP reported.

Freeh served as FBI director from 1993 through June 2001, following earlier service as a special agent, federal prosecutor and federal judge.

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