A large group of motorcycles traveling on a New Hampshire 2-lane road collided with a pickup truck Friday evening leaving 7 people dead and 3 injured.
According to New Hampshire State Police, a 2016 Dodge pickup truck crashed into a large group of [Jarhead MC Marine veterans] motorcyclists traveling eastbound on Route 2 in Randolph, New Hampshire at about 6:30 p.m.
One injured person was airlifted to the Maine Medical Center in Portland, while two others were transported by ambulance to Androscoggin Valley Hospital.
“It’s tragic. It’s tragic for those involved, tragic for the families, so we’re doing our job, we’re doing our work and our thoughts are with the people who were adversely affected by this,” New Hampshire State Police Capt. Chris Vetter said.
Route 2 was still closed to all traffic in the area four hours after the crash, and state police said it would remain closed through the night.
“The identities of the deceased are still being confirmed and that information will not be released until next of kin have been notified,” state police said in a press release.
Photos from the scene of the accident showed a handful of smashed motorcycles strewn across the road and the pickup truck on fire, according to ABC news.
“I held his hand, and I tried to get him to — I’m like, ‘Squeeze my hand. Stay with me. You’re a strong guy. You’ve got this.’ Toward the end, when the ambulance got there, I could feel him losing strength,” eyewitness Travis Hood told Manchester, New Hampshire, ABC affiliate WMUR.