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One dead after car crash with U.S. Secret Service agents: reports

WASHINGTON - Four U.S. Secret Service agents were involved in a head-on collision in New Hampshire in which the driver of the other vehicle was killed and six people were injured, NBC News reported on Wednesday.

WASHINGTON - Four U.S. Secret Service agents were involved in a head-on collision in New Hampshire in which the driver of the other vehicle was killed and six people were injured, NBC News reported on Wednesday.

The driver of a Mercury Sable crossed into the oncoming lane and hit the Ford Taurus carrying the Secret Service agents, NBC said.

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 in there Tuesday night.

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

Two passengers in the Sable were hospitalized and the car's driver was killed, NBC said.

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

Representatives for the Secret Service could not be reached immediately for comment. A police department representative in Wakefield said a statement would be released 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.

(Reporting by Megan Cassella and Susan Heavey; Editing by Bill Trott)

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