Several killed after pickup truck collides with a Marine motorcycle club

A GoFundMe campaign has already raised more than $30,000 for the victims' families.

Several killed after pickup truck collides with a Marine motorcycle club

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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Haley Britzky
Haley Britzky

is the Army reporter for Task & Purpose, covering the daily happenings in the Army and how they impact soldiers and their families, as well as broader national security issues. Originally from Texas, Haley previously worked at Axios before joining Task & Purpose in January 2019. Contact the author here.

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