Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Former FBI Director Louis Freeh seriously hurt in car crash

BARNARD, Vt. — Former FBI director Louis Freeh was seriously injured in a car crash Monday afternoon in Barnard, the Vermont State Police confirmed Monday night.

State police in Royalton received a 911 call at 12:16 p.m. regarding a one-vehicle crash near 2762 Vermont 12. Troopers responded, along with rescue and fire personnel from the Barnard area.

Freeh, 64, of Wilmington, Del., was airlifted from Barnard to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., for treatment, police said. He has a summer home in Barnard.

A spokesman from Dartmouth-Hitchcock said he could neither confirm nor deny whether Freeh was at the hospital, because Freeh's name was absent from a list of patients whose information could be released to the media.

Freeh was the FBI's director from 1993 to 2001. He oversaw some of the largest and most complex investigations in the FBI's history, including the crash of TWA 800, the Centennial Olympic Park bombing, the Unabomber, the spy case against the FBI's own Robert Hanssen, and the Khobar Towers bombing.

More recently, he was hired by Penn State to examine the handling of child sex abuse complaints involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

More:  http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/08/25/louis-freeh-injured-car-crash/14597277/

Note:  Freeh made it his mission to prevent an award of Executive Clemency to Leonard Peltier during the Clinton Administration.

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