BEDFORD, NH – At approximately 6:30 p.m. on April 30, a grey Saab traveling south on the Everett Turnpike struck the toll booth, flipping over several times, as the driver was thrown from the vehicle. According to witnesses at the scene the vehicle approached one of the closed lanes at over 70 mph, striking the cement protection barrier. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The car broke in to multiple pieces, and items from the car were scattered across several lanes of the Everett Turnpike.
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Toll workers witnessed the crash, but none were injured. Access to the Everett Turnpike was limited following the accident, but the highway remained open during the clean-up effort and ensuing investigation.
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Jeffrey Hastings is a freelance photojournalist and runs Manchester Information on Facebook.