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Vehicle crashes into White House gate, killing one person

A vehicle traveling “at a high rate of speed” crashed into a gate of the White House complex late Saturday, killing the driver, a U.S. Secret Service spokesman 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 inspected the vehicle and attempted to render aid to the deceased driver,” the statement said.

The Washington Metropolitan Police will work with the Secret Service to investigate the crash.

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

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