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Randolph man killed in rollover on I-89

BROOKFIELD (AP) -- State police say a 64-year-old man was killed when the truck he was driving rolled over on Interstate 89 in Brookfield.

Peter Smithers of Randolph suffered a fatal head injury in the accident just before 3 p.m. on Monday. State police say Smithers was traveling southbound on I-89 in a truck that was pulling a camper behind it. They say the camper began fishtailing, causing Smithers to lose control of the truck, which rolled over several times.

Smithers was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities say he was not wearing a seatbelt.

Alcohol and speed do not appear to be factors in the accident. An investigation is continuing.

Former FBI director Freeh injured in crash

BARNARD (AP) -- Former FBI director Louis Freeh is hospitalized following a single-car crash in Vermont.

State police say Freeh was airlifted to a New Hampshire hospital with serious injuries following the crash Monday afternoon in Barnard. The hospital said Freeh's name was not on a list for which patient information was available.

Investigators say it appears Freeh drove off the road and struck a mailbox and row of shrubs before coming to a stop on the side of a tree. He was wearing his seatbelt.

Freeh is a former federal judge who led the FBI from 1993 to 2001. More recently, he was hired by Penn State to examine the handling of child sex abuse complaints involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.


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