Former FBI Director Louis Freeh Seriously Injured in VT Crash

By FOX44/ABC22 News , Lauren Maloney

Published 08/25 2014 08:27PM

Updated 08/26 2014 12:35AM

Barnard, Vt. - Former FBI Director Louis Freeh is at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center receiving care following a car crash in Barnard, Monday afternoon.

Vermont State Police say it happened at 12:16, on Vermont Route 12.

Police say the 64-year old was traveling south in his 2010 Grey GMC Yukon when he drove off the side of the road, striking a mailbox, a row of shrubs, before hitting the side of the tree. 
Police say he was wearing a seat belt at the time.  No one else was injured.

The cause of the crash is still pending.

CNN released a statement from current FBI director James Comey Monday night, "The thoughts and prayers of the entire FBI remain with former Director Freeh and his family tonight," Comey said.

According to our sister station, WTAJ former President George Bush appointed Freeh as United States District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York, in July of 1991.

While  serving in this position he was nominated to be the Director of the FBI by President William Clinton on July 20, 1993. He was confirmed by the  Senate and was sworn in as Director on September 1, 1993 where Freeh remained through 2001.

Following his many years of public service, Freeh accepted a position with MBNA America Bank, N.A., as Vice Chairman, General Counsel and  Ethics Officer. In 2006, he served as the company's principal lawyer in  connection with the $35 billion acquisition of the company by Bank of  America and in 2007 formed FGIS.

That's not all, Louis Freeh has penned several "Freeh Reports."  Reports show he looked into alleged mischief and fraud in the Deepwater Horizon claims office, following the BP Oil Spill in April of 2010.
Freeh was also the lead investigator looking into Penn State, and how it handled the Jerry Sandusky scandal. He was tasked to find out if there was a cover-up, and what could be done to make sure it never happened again. Freeh is also an advocate for abused children.

For more on Freeh's biography, click here.

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