Condition Unknown Tuesday for Ex-FBI Director Hurt in Vt. Crash

By Lesley Engle

Published 08/26 2014 09:11AM

Updated 08/26 2014 11:24AM

FOX44 & ABC22 News Reporter David Hodges is live at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Tuesday morning where former FBI Director Louis Freeh is following a car crash.

Vermont State Police say the 64-year-old was taken to the hospital by helicopter Monday afternoon. The accident happened on Route 12 in Barnard at 12:16 p.m.

Freeh was wearing his seatbelt when the vehicle he was driving went off the road, struck a mailbox and ran over some bushes.

Police say Freeh was seriously injured in the crash.

Reporter David Hodges has been in touch with officials at DHMC to check on his condition Tuesday morning, however, he was told his name is not on a list that allows them to give out patient information.

Freeh was director of the FBI from September 1993 to June 2001, and most recently was the lead investigator in the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State.

The cause of the crash remains under investigating.

Freeh is also a close friend of Vermont U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.). FOX44 & ABC22 News was told by Leahy's office Tuesday morning the pair had dinner a couple weeks ago in Vermont.

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