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Crash kills Bay Bridge toll booth worker

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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 Saturday 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.

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