For Immediate Release
Posted: May 26, 2024


Tyler Dumont, Public Information Officer
(603) 223-3641 |

Fatal Crash at Hampton Toll Plaza

Troop A

HAMPTON, N.H. – One person is deceased following a crash at the Hampton Toll Plaza.

At 5:41 p.m. yesterday, Saturday, May 25, 2024, State Troopers assigned to the Troop A barracks responded to a report of a rollover crash within the cash lane area of the toll plaza along Interstate 95 southbound in Hampton. Upon arrival, Troopers found the involved vehicle on fire, and the sole occupant was unconscious and trapped within the vehicle. With the help of multiple good Samaritans, Troopers used several fire extinguishers in an effort to quell the fire. Firefighters arrived on the scene soon after and quickly extinguished the fire. 

The preliminary investigation indicates that a 2013 Ford F-250 pickup truck being driven by Nicholas D. Killinger, 44, of Wilbraham, Massachusetts, had been traveling along I-95 southbound within the cash toll collection area of the Hampton Toll Plaza when, for reasons that remain under investigation, Killinger lost control of the pickup truck, resulting in the pickup striking a concrete traffic barrier in front of the toll booth located in the fifth lane of the toll plaza. After the initial impact, the pickup truck rotated before overturning and coming to rest on the driver’s side a short distance south of the toll booth. Killinger, the sole occupant of the pickup truck, ultimately succumbed to injuries at the scene of the crash. 

While Troopers investigated at the scene and emergency personnel worked to facilitate the removal of the involved pickup truck, along with associated debris, all southbound lanes of the cash area were closed for approximately two hours, however, the open road toll lanes remained operational. All travel lanes were reopened as of 7:55 p.m. 

Multiple agencies assisted Troop A Troopers at the scene of the event, including the Hampton Police Department, Hampton Fire/Rescue, North Hampton Fire & Rescue, the New Hampshire Department of Transportation, the New Hampshire Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and Dana’s Towing & Repair. 

All aspects of the crash remain under investigation. Anyone who witnessed the crash or has information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact Trooper John Harris at John.M.Harris@DOS.NH.GOV.