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1 Lane Closed at Bay Bridge Toll Plaza After Fatal Box Truck Crash

Driver remains hospitalized with serious injuries after slamming into toll booth, killing the attendant

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    One lane at the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge toll plaza remains closed Monday following a grisly weekend crash that wiped out a toll booth, killing a toll taker working inside. (Published Monday, Dec. 4, 2017)

    One lane at the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge toll plaza remains closed Monday following a grisly weekend crash that wiped out a toll booth, killing a toll taker working inside

    Caltrans on Sunday had warned that four toll lanes would remain closed during the Monday morning commute two days after a rented box truck hit several vehicles and then slammed into toll both No. 14, but three of the impacted lanes and booths reopened around 4:30 a.m.

    It is not clear when the destroyed toll booth will reopen, according to Caltrans spokesman Bob Haus.

    "Toll booth No. 14, that will have to remain closed for awhile because that's going to require some substantial repair," he said.

    Lane Remains Closed at Bay Bridge Toll Plaza After Fatal Box Truck Crash

    [BAY ML 5A SURATOS] Lane Remains Closed at Bay Bridge Toll Plaza After Fatal Box Truck Crash

    One lane at the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge toll plaza remains closed Monday following a crash that killed a toll taker over the weekend. Pete Suratos reports.

    (Published Monday, Dec. 4, 2017)

    Gov. Jerry Brown said in a statement that the victim was 46-year-old California Department of Transportation employee Si Si Han. Han worked for Caltrans for more than a decade.

    Haus indicated that toll workers are having a rough time dealing with the "nightmare" that unfolded.

    "A lot of them witnessed it," Haus said. "They're not doing very well right now, and they're coping as best they can. This is just an awful experience for everyone involved."

    The driver of a truck that crashed into the booth remains hospitalized with serious injuries.

    California Highway Patrol Officer Matthew Hamer said 32-year-old Daniel Berk could face charges for driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter. 

    Berk is expected to be in the hospital for several days, according to the CHP.

    Si Si Han (right) with her mother.
    Photo credit: Courtesy photo

    NBC Bay Area's Sergio Quintana and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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