7 dead in NH MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT with a truck
The Transportation Safety Board is sending a team to Randolph to investigate an accident that killed seven people and wounded three others on Friday night.
The NTSB said in a tweet that its team will work in conjunction with local officials, who will carry out their own investigation.
The accident, which involved multiple motorcycles and a truck, occurred just before 6:30 p.m. On route 2, according to the state police.
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Police said they confirmed the truck, a 2016 Dodge 2500, was traveling west on Route 2 before hitting several motorcycles that traveled east on Route 2.
The truck was on fire when firefighters arrived on the scene, authorities said.
New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu and others announced plans Saturday for a press conference in the afternoon to discuss a collision in the White Mountains that killed seven people and has prompted federal authorities to initiate a security investigation.
Sununu, Coos County District Attorney John McCormick and Colonel Christopher J. Wagner, commander of the New Hampshire State Police, plan to address the reporters at 4 p.m. at the Coos Superior Court in Lancaster, N.H., according to a press release.
In addition to the deaths, three people were injured in the collision, authorities said. Two were taken to the Androscoggin Valley Hospital and one was taken by rescue helicopter to the Maine Medical Center. The names of the victims have not been made public.
It was believed that motorcyclists were part of a large group of Navy veterans who visited the area.
The crash generated a lot of pain, especially in the biker community. About 50 miles north of the crash site, motorcyclists are meeting this weekend at Columbia, N.H., for the Blessing of Bicycles, a well-known event that has been paused for the past four years.