Seven motorcyclists are dead and three more are injured following a devastating crash on a New Hampshire highway that left bodies strewn across the tarmac.
The tragic incident occurred on Route 2 near the town of Randolph shortly before 6.30pm Friday after a Dodge pick-up truck plowed into the procession of bikes.
Witnesses described a ‘devastating’ scene as bystanders tried to help riders that were peppered along the highway as emergency services rushed to help.
Along with the seven dead, state police said two additional people were transported to the Androscoggin Valley Hospital and one was airlifted to Maine Medical.
It’s tragic,’ New Hampshire State Police Capt. Chris Vetter told reporters during a late news conference.
‘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.’
Parts of the rural two-lane highway was closed Friday evening, state police said, and would be closed for several more hours as investigators comb the scene for clues about what caused the crash.
A photo posted by WMUR-TV showed motorcycles and wreckage scattered across the highway and a truck on the shoulder in flames.