Officials identify driver who died after crashing into NH toll plaza

HOOKSETT, N.H. — Officials have identified the driver who died last week after crashing into a tollbooth on Interstate 93 south in Hooksett Friday.

Police said the Jake Colbert, 32, of Manchester, died in the crash around 1:55 a.m. Friday morning when the 2017 Subaru Forester he was driving crashed into a manned tollbooth on the southbound side of the I-93 Hooksett Toll Plaza and caught fire, New Hampshire State Police said.

Police said he was the only person in the vehicle. The attendant manning the toll booth was uninjured but was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

Police said the car caught fire after crashing into a toll booth that had an attendant inside. The attendant was not injured.
Police say a person driving a Subaru Forester died after crashing into the Hooksett Toll Plaza on I-93 south in New Hampshire Friday morning.

New Hampshire State Police and the State Fire Marshal’s office are still investigating the circumstances of the crash.

Several lanes approaching the toll plaza were closed following the crash and around 6 a.m., the New Hampshire Department of Transportation said the scene was clear and all lanes had reopened, according to a tweet.

Police are asking anyone with information on the crash to contact Trooper Erin Frost at 603-271-3636 or

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