Flags are placed at the scene of the accident in Randolph, New Hampshire.
Photo: Michael Casey/AP
A devastating crash on Friday night that left seven motorcyclists dead in New Hampshire involved Marines with the Jarheads Motorcycle Club.
According to NPR, some of the motorcyclists were members of the club, which is made up of active and veteran Marines. They were traveling "to a bike gathering in northern New Hampshire."
A GoFundMe campaign that was launched to raise money for the victims' families says they lost "5 patch holders and 2 supporters." The campaign has already raised more than $30,000.
The accident occurred when a Dodge pickup "collided with the riders," the AP reported. The cause of the crash is unknown.
Two other motorcyclists were injured, according to NPR, and one other person was airlifted to a nearby hospital.
New Hampshire State Police Capt. Chris Vetter told reporters that it's "tragic for those involved, tragic for the families ... we're doing our work and our thoughts are with the people who were adversely affected by this," the AP reports.
A witness to the crash, Miranda Thompson, told the AP people were "in the grass. There were people putting tourniquets on people, trying to make sure they didn't move."
Soldiers from the 1-118th Field Artillery Regiment of the 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team fire an M777 Howitzer during a fire mission in Southern Afghanistan, June 10th, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jordan Trent)
Once again, the United States and the Taliban are apparently close to striking a peace deal. Such a peace agreement has been rumored to be in the works longer than the latest "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" sequel. (The difference is Keanu Reeves has fewer f**ks to give than U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad.)
Ships from Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 23 transit the Pacific Ocean Jan. 22, 2020. DESRON 23, part of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group, is on a scheduled deployment to the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Erick A. Parsons)
The Navy and Marine Corps need to be a bit more short-sighted when assessing how many ships they need, the acting Navy secretary said this week.
The Navy Department is in the middle of a new force-structure review, which could change the number and types of ships the sea services say they'll need to fight future conflicts. But instead of trying to project what they will need three decades out, which has been the case in past assessments, acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly said the services will take a shorter view.
"I don't know what the threat's going to be 30 years from now, but if we're building a force structure for 30 years from now, I would suggest we're probably not building the right one," he said Friday at a National Defense Industrial Association event.
The Navy completed its last force-structure assessment in 2016. That 30-year plan called for a 355-ship fleet.
Newport News Police Chief Steve Drew becomes emotional while speaking about officer Katie Thyne during a press conference Friday morning Jan. 24, 2020 in Newport News, Va. Officer Thyne died Thursday night after being dragged during a traffic stop. (Daily Press/Jonathon Gruenke via Tribune News Service)
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — The police officer killed during a traffic stop in Newport News on Thursday night was a well-liked young officer who just graduated from the police academy seven months ago, Police Chief Steve Drew said at a somber news conference Friday.