Secret Service agents injured in fatal New Hampshire car crash

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4 Secret Service Agents Involved In Fatal Car Crash

WASHINGTON -- Four U.S. Secret Service agents were involved in a head-on collision in New Hampshire that killed the driver of the other vehicle and injured six people, theSecret Service and media reports said.

The driver of the other car crossed into the oncoming lane and hit the vehicle carrying the on-duty agents, the Secret Service said in a statement on Wednesday.

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It was not immediately known why the agents were in New Hampshire but leading Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who has a Secret Service detail because of her status as former first lady, was campaigning there Tuesday night.

"Our personnel have sustained what is described as serious, but non-life-threatening injuries,"Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy said in the statement.

Two passengers in a Mercury Sable that hit the agents' Ford Taurus were hospitalized and the Sable's driver was killed, NBC News reported.

The accident occurred in Wakefield, New Hampshire, about 100 miles (161 km) north of Boston and near border with Maine, NBC said.

The Secret Service referred queries about details about the crash to the New Hampshire State Police, which could not be immediately reached for comment. The Wakefield Police Department said it would release a statement later on Wednesday.

Storms and harsh winter weather hit New Hampshire on Tuesday, forcing Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush to cancel a campaign event.

New Hampshire holds one of the first primary elections in the run-up to the November 2016 presidential election, making it a popular place for candidates to campaign this time of year.

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Secret Service agents injured in fatal New Hampshire car crash
A jogger makes his way along a snow-covered street in the Hudson Park neighborhood, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. Snow, sleet, freezing rain and gusty winds are creating treacherous driving conditions across upstate New York as eastern parts of the state receive their first severe weather of the winter season. The National Weather Service says 1 to 4 inches has fallen from the Albany area northwest to the Mohawk Valley and north to the southern Adirondacks. The weather service has posted winter weather advisories for all of New York on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
A vehicle is pulled from the median on Interstate 90 on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, in East Greenbush, N.Y. Snow, sleet, freezing rain and gusty winds are creating treacherous driving conditions across upstate New York as eastern parts of the state receive their first severe weather of the winter season. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
A New York State Police trooper assists a disable motorist on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. Snow, sleet, freezing rain and gusty winds are creating treacherous driving conditions across upstate New York as eastern parts of the state receive their first severe weather of the winter season. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
A vehicle is pulled from the median on Interstate 90 on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, in East Greenbush, N.Y. Snow, sleet, freezing rain and gusty winds are creating treacherous driving conditions across upstate New York as eastern parts of the state receive their first severe weather of the winter season. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
Motorists maneuver around a disabled vehicle on Route 9 on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. Snow, sleet, freezing rain and gusty winds are creating treacherous driving conditions across upstate New York as eastern parts of the state receive their first severe weather of the winter season. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
PORTLAND, ME - DECEMBER 29: A taxi cab makes its way along the Eastern Promenade early Tuesday morning, December 29, 2015, as snow wallops Portland for the first winter storm of the year. (Photo by Gabe Souza/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)
PORTLAND, ME - DECEMBER 29: Monument Square took on the look of winter Tuesday, December 29, 2015, as the first storm of the season hit Southern Maine with snow, sleet, and ice. (Photo by Gabe Souza/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)
PORTLAND, ME - DECEMBER 29: John Yates (cq) of KD Landscaping clears the sidewalk in front of the Maine International Trade Center on Congress Street Tuesday, December 29, 2015, as the first major snowstorm of winter hit the state. (Photo by Gabe Souza/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)
Postal worker Buddy Collins, of Eliot, Maine, scrapes ice and snow from his windshield, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015 in Portsmouth, N.H. Highway speeds were limited in New Hampshire, where more snow is expected. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Julie Pugh, of Amesbury, Mass., left, holds an umbrella to shelter herself from snow Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015 in Portsmouth, N.H. Pugh is visiting Portsmouth to attend a campaign event for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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