New Jersey

Passenger Killed in Crash on New Jersey Turnpike: Police

A car slammed into a toll booth on the New Jersey Turnpike Wednesday night, killing the passenger inside, police say.

The car plowed into a barrier next to the toll booth at exit 14 in Newark, New Jersey State Police said. 

The passenger in the front seat was killed instantly, and the driver was taken to the hospital in critical condition, according to police.

It appears speed may have played a factor, but police said they were still investigating. 

No worker was in the toll booth, and no other cars were involved, police said. 

Traffic was moving through the area OK. The highly traveled toll road leads to Newark Airport and other major state thoroughfares. 

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