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Former FBI Director Injured in Vt. Car Crash

Former FBI Director Louie Freeh is being treated for injuries suffered from a car accident in Vermont, a law enforcement official told NBC News

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    Former FBI Director Louie Freeh is being treated for serious injuries suffered from a car accident in Vermont, law enforcement said Monday.

    According to Vermont State Police, Freeh has a broken leg, cuts on his head and other injuries after a car he was driving on Route 12 in Barnard crashed into a tree after he drove off the road, striking a mailbox and a row of shrubs.

    Authorities say Freeh was taken by helicopter to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire to treat his injuries.

    The crash is under investigation, but police say Freeh was wearing his seat belt at the time and that preliminary reports say alcohol and drugs didn't play a factor in the crash.

    Freeh, 64, was FBI Director from 1993 to 2001.

    In 2011, Freeh was hired by Penn State to investigate the handling of child sex abuse complaints involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, The Associated Press reported.