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Former FBI director Freeh injured in car crash

Tuesday - 8/26/2014, 4:30pm  ET

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2011 file photo, former FBI director Louis Freeh, speaks during a news conference in Philadelphia. Freeh was airlifted to a hospital Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, after a single-car crash in Vermont, authorities said. State police said Freeh was taken by helicopter to a New Hampshire hospital with serious injuries following the crash in Barnard, a small town about 90 miles northwest of Boston. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

BARNARD, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont State Police say drugs and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the single-car crash that seriously injured former FBI director Louis Freeh.

Meanwhile, the New Hampshire hospital where Freeh was taken following the Monday crash in Vermont say they can't acknowledge that Freeh is a patient there.

Freeh, who led an investigation into the child sex abuse scandal at Penn State and issued a scathing report, was alone in his SUV and wearing a seatbelt when he drove off the road shortly after noon Monday. He struck a mailbox and a row of shrubs before coming to a stop on the side of a tree.

The accident happened in Barnard, a small town about 120 miles northwest of Boston.

No one else was hurt.


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