Driver dies after crashing vehicle into White House gate


A driver died after crashing a vehicle into a gate at the White House on Saturday night, US authorities have said.

The driver was found dead in the vehicle following the crash shortly before 10.30pm at an outer perimeter gate of the White House complex, the US Secret Service said in a statement.

Security protocols were implemented, but the agency said there was no threat to the White House.

The driver was not immediately identified.

The Secret Service will continue to investigate the matter while turning over the fatal crash portion of the investigation to the Washington Metropolitan Police Department, the agency said.