Speeding car slams into tollbooth, catches fire; driver dies

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Posted: Aug 20, 2015 7:52 PM
Speeding car slams into tollbooth, catches fire; driver dies

MERRIMACK, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say a speeding car has slammed into a tollbooth in New Hampshire and burst into flames, killing the driver.

Department of Transportation spokesman Bill Boynton says the car was seen speeding on the Everett Turnpike for several miles Thursday afternoon. State Police say the 2006 BMW caused a minor accident with a pick-up truck, narrowly missed a motorcyclist and a large dump truck and then nearly struck a state police cruiser.

The car then crashed into the booth at an exit off-ramp in Merrimack and burst into flames. The driver died at the scene.

Boynton says a tollbooth worker escaped without injury and there was no structural damage to the tollbooth.