BEDFORD, N.H. (CBS) – A driver was killed after a fiery crash at the tolls on the Everett Turnpike in New Hampshire.

Northbound lanes were closed to traffic and detoured to Exit 13 after the crash, which happened around 1 p.m. in Bedford. Two lanes reopened about two hours later.

A car burst into flames after crashing at the tolls on Everett Turnpike. (Image Credit: Jordan Geoffroy)

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation said a vehicle in the third northbound lane was traveling at a high rate of speed when it rolled over and caught fire.

A witness said he believed the driver was swerving away from a closed toll lane into one that was open.

“I mean it must have been a quick second-and-a-half and then it immediately caught in flames. The smoke was as high as you could see. It was bigger than a big bonfire,” said witness Jordan Geoffroy.

A vehicle that crashed into the tolls in Bedford. (WBZ-TV)

“We are still trying to identify who was in the vehicle at this time,” said New Hampshire State Police Sgt. Bryan Trask. “We know it was a silver truck of some sort.”

NHDOT said there was no one in the toll booth at the time of the crash. The crash took place in an E-Z Pass lane.


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