A 2016 Dodge 2500 pickup truck collided with the riders on U.S. 2 in Randolph. The truck was traveling west on Route 2 while the motorcyclists were traveling east. The crash happened around 6:30 p.m. about 500 feet from lodging where most of the motorcyclists were staying. Bystanders tried to help.The truck was in flammes after accident. 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. There were debris eveywhere. Witnesses described the scene as „horrific.”
The entire stretch of highway was closed Friday evening, the New Hampshire Department of Transportation warned. The names of the seven people killed have not been released. It is not clear what caused the accident. Members of the New Hampshire State Police Collision, Analysis, and Reconstruction Unit are on scene and are investigating. Governor Chris Sununu tweeted his condolences. Randolph is in the White Mountains, more than 2 hours northwest of Portland, Maine.