Three people died in a fiery crash in southern New Jersey on Sunday night when the car they were traveling in burst into flames following a crash along the Atlantic City Expressway, state police said.
The crash occurred sometime after 9 p.m. at the Egg Harbor toll plaza in Hamilton Township, Atlantic County. The car burst into flames after the crash into a toll booth, killing the three people and injuring a fourth. A toll collector also suffered serious injuries, but is expected to survive, police said.
The driver, Reachthon Khiev, 31, of Manchester, New Hampshire, a front-seat passanger, Reachsieh Khiev, 27, also of Manchester, and a backseat passenger, Keotepie Khiev, 14, of Atlantic City, died, state police said Monday.
A 12-year-old girl from Atlantic City suffered serious injuries but is expected to recover, police said.
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The cause of the crash has not yet been determined. The eastbound lanes of the highway were shut down for seven hours late Sunday and early Monday, but reopened sometime around 4 a.m. Traffic remained an issue hours later because some of the toll plaza was still closed.