Vehicle crashes into White House gate, killing driver; Secret Service says 'no threat'

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(WASHINGTON) -- 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.

Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 3:42PM by Kevin Shalvey, Luke Barr, and Sinéad Hawkins, ABC News Permalink