Fiery Atlantic City Expressway Toll Plaza Crash Causes Closures
A car crash into the Egg Harbor Toll Plaza on the Atlantic City Expressway Sunday night caused the closure of all eastbound lanes.
6ABC reports that the crash of a car into the toll booth at about 10:30 pm caused a fire. The driver reportedly made it out of the vehicle, which can be seen with extensive fire damage still in the toll booth on news footage. Multiple police and fire vehicles responded to the scene.
There is no word yet on whether there are injuries at the scene. All eastbound lanes of the expressway were closed for some time after the crash.
The Egg Harbor Toll Plaza, near exit Exit 17 of the Atlantic City Expressway has been the scene of other crashes in recent years.
The most memorable crash happened in December 2021 when three family members, including a 14-year-old student at Atlantic City High School, died when their vehicle crashed into the toll plaza.
It took several months and cost over $700,000 to repair the damaged tool booth after that crash.