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

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