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Driver killed when semi crashes into toll booth

Driver killed when semi crashes into toll booth

By Associated Press. CREATED Mar 29, 2014

TONGANOXIE, Kan. (AP) A semi tractor-trailer crashed into an unmanned toll booth on the Kansas Turnpike in northeast Kansas, killing one person in the truck.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports a second person in the tractor-trailer was critically injured in the crash, which occurred early Saturday when the truck ran into the toll booth on westbound Interstate 70 in Leavenworth County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reports the truck was traveling at highway speeds and didn't slow down before crashing into the toll booth. The truck's engine landed about 50 yards from the booth. The victim, who was not identified, was ejected and declared dead at the scene.

The patrol says no one was in the booth, which are unmanned at night.