New Jersey accident: 2 adults and 1 teenager killed in Atlantic City Expressway toll accident identified
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The crash happened just after 9 p.m. Sunday on the east side of the freeway at the Egg Harbor toll booth near Exit 17 in Mays Landing, Hamilton Township.
“The noise and just seeing the car go up in flames instantly,” said Terry Brown of Mays Landing. “My heart just sank.”
State police said a Honda struck the toll and went into full flames.
The driver, Reachthon “Tonny” Khiev, 31, of Manchester, New Hampshire, the front passenger, Reachsieh “Johnny” Khiev, 27, of Manchester, New Hampshire, and a rear passenger, Keotepie, 14. “Keo” Khiev of Atlantic City, New Jersey, were killed.
A fourth passenger, a 12-year-old female in the back seat, was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Family members of the victims said they were all siblings.
Family friend Jimmy Giang said the two older brothers, who were home helpers for the disabled, surprised their younger sisters for Christmas and spent the day shopping.
The 14-year-old was a ninth grade student in Atlantic City High School and a proud member of the ROTC.
According to the Khiev family’s GoFundMe page, the older sister said that her siblings were infinitely kind to everyone, and the older brothers dreamed of opening a donut shop so the whole family could live. with them in New Hampshire. They were the sole providers to their family of nine.
“I’m pretty sure it hurts because knowing that Johnny and Tonny were their eldest sons and Keotepie being their first child born in the United States, I’m pretty sure it’s devastating for them,” Jimmy Giang said, a family friend of the victims.
Giang said he was with the victims at the dinner before the crash. He wanted it to be clear that no one was drinking or being under the influence.
Police said an attendant working at the toll plaza suffered non-life threatening injuries as a result of the crash.
The eastbound lanes of the highway were closed for approximately seven hours.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
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