Former FBI director Louis Freeh remained hospitalized at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center on Wednesday, two days after he crashed his SUV in southern Vermont.
Freeh, 64, of Wilmington, Del., was admitted under armed guard to the intensive care unit of the Lebanon, N.H., hospital following the 12:15 p.m crash Monday on Vermont 12 in Barnard.
The bureau put the armed protection in place due to Freeh’s past work on terrorism while serving as FBI director from 1993 to 2001, the authorities said.
The special protection was established by the FBI in cooperation with New Hampshire State Police.
The Vermont State Police initially said Freeh was seriously injured in the crash. The agency said Wednesday there is no indication Freeh’s car was tampered with. The cause of the crash remains under investigation. The police did say there is no evidence that drugs or alcohol were a factor in the wreck.
Because of the nature of the single-car crash, the state police accident reconstruction team was not called in, said Lt. William Jenkins, station commander at the Royalton barracks.
An unidentified FBI agent, believed to be off-duty, happened to be among the first people at the crash scene, police said.
FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. said it had nothing new to add to the one-sentence statement issued Monday evening. A spokeswoman said calls were being directed to the FBI Boston office.
Representatives of the FBI in Boston refused Wednesday to transfer phone calls to Special Agent Vincent Lisi, who supervises four New England states, or any of his five assistant special agents in charge.