Several killed after pickup truck collides with a Marine motorcycle club

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Flags are placed at the scene of the accident in Randolph, New Hampshire.

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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."

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