Toll Booth Worker Killed in Fatal Crash at Oakland Toll Plaza
A toll booth worker was killed and another person badly injured
when a westbound box truck smashed into a toll booth on the Oakland side of
the Bay Bridge early this morning, the California Highway Patrol said.
The northbound Interstate Highway 880 to westbound Interstate
Highway 80 connector is closed, as well as two westbound lanes of Interstate
Highway 80, according to Officer Vu Williams of the CHP.
Williams said motorists should expect the lanes to be closed for
at least 8-10 hours.
Around 5:10 a.m., a line of vehicles was waiting at the toll
booth, and the box truck hit the last vehicle in line, causing a chain
reaction, Williams said.
The truck continued westbound and hit the toll booth, the
spokesman said. The driver of the truck was hurled from the vehicle onto the
road, suffering major injuries, according to Williams.
The driver has been taken to the hospital, Williams said.