Toll collector killed by pickup on Massachusetts Turnpike

AUBURN, Mass. (AP) — A toll collector has been struck and killed by a pickup truck on the Massachusetts Turnpike.

State police say the truck was exiting an E-ZPass lane just after midnight Friday at the Auburn toll plaza as the worker was walking across the same lane.

Police say 61-year-old Bill Pappas, of Holden, was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The 31-year-old pickup driver remained at the scene and wasn’t injured.

The investigation is ongoing.

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