One dead in rollover crash at Hampton toll plaza

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HAMPTON — A man died Saturday evening after his pickup truck crashed and caught fire at the Hampton Toll Plaza on Interstate 95.

State Troopers from Troop A barracks were dispatched to the scene at 5:41 p.m. following reports of the accident.

They found the vehicle ablaze in the cash lane area, with the driver, later identified as Nicholas D.

Killinger, 44, of Wilbraham, Massachusetts, trapped and unconscious inside.

Good Samaritans and Troopers attempted to suppress the fire with extinguishers until firefighters arrived and fully extinguished the blaze.

Killinger, the only person in the Ford F-250, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The preliminary investigation suggests Killinger lost control of the truck while driving through the toll plaza’s cash toll collection lanes.

The truck struck a concrete barrier, rotated, and overturned, coming to rest on its side.

The crash resulted in the closure of all southbound cash lanes for about two hours, although the electronic toll lanes remained open.

Traffic flow was restored by 7:55 p.m.

Multiple agencies, including local police and fire departments, the New Hampshire Department of Transportation, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, and Dana’s Towing & Repair, assisted at the scene.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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