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7 dead in crash between truck, motorcycles in New Hampshire

June 22, 2019

RANDOLPH, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on crash involving a truck and several motorcycles in New Hampshire (all times local):

11:45 p.m.

State police have confirmed that seven people have died in a crash in New Hampshire between a truck and several motorcycles.

The crash Friday evening occurred on a rural two-lane highway in Randolph and witnesses described a “devastating” scene as bystanders tried to help. Police only would that a 2016 Dodge 2500 collide with the riders.

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. Police said they could not provide the identities of the dead until next of kin have been notified.

The entire stretch of highway was closed Friday evening, the New Hampshire Department of Transportation warned.

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8:32 p.m.

Police are at the scene of a crash involving motorcycles and a pickup truck on a New Hampshire highway.

State police declined to release details Friday evening about the crash on U.S. 2 in Randolph. But witnesses described a horrific scene.

Rich Wallingford is the owner of a nearby inn. He says he saw several bodies covered with blankets, motorcycles scattered on the pavement, and a damaged pickup and trailer.

He says “it’s a very sad night.”

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation warned the entire stretch of highway was closed Friday evening.

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