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Car Crashes Into White House Security Barrier, One Reported Dead


A driver has been pronounced dead after running his vehicle into the White House’s security barrier.

Around 10:45 p.m. on Saturday, a man driving at a high speed ran into the White House’s security barrier.

The impact of the crash killed the driver instantly, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Secret Service reported, “Security protocols were implemented as officers cleared the vehicle and attempted to render aid to the driver who was discovered deceased.”

Details of the driver have been withheld from the public at this time.

Here’s what Fox News reported:

A crash happened Saturday evening outside the White House, leaving one person dead, according to police.

The Metropolitan Police Department responded at about 10:45 p.m. Saturday night to reports that a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed collided with an outer perimeter gate on the White House complex.

Security protocols were implemented, but the driver was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a statement released by the Secret Service.

“Security protocols were implemented as officers cleared the vehicle and attempted to render aid to the driver who was discovered deceased,” according to the Secret Service.

There is no threat to the White House.

The fatal crash portion of this will be turned over to the Washington Metropolitan Police Department Crash Investigation Unit and the Secret Service investigation continues.

Per ABC:

A vehicle traveling “at a high rate of speed” crashed into a gate at the White House complex late Saturday, killing the driver, a U.S. Secret Service spokesperson said.

There was “no threat” to the White House after the vehicle crashed into a barricade just before 10:30 p.m., officials said in a statement.

“Security protocols were implemented as officers cleared the vehicle and attempted to render aid to the driver who was discovered deceased,” the statement said.

The Washington Metropolitan Police will investigate the crash alongside the Secret Service.

“At this time, the incident is being investigated only as a traffic crash by MPD’s Major Crash Investigations Unit,” police officials said in a statement.



 

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