RANDOLPH, N.H. ̵
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Motorcyclists with a club of American marine veterans collided with a pickup truck on a rural highway that left the biker community reeling.
According to CNN, the motorcycles collided with a 2016 Dodge 2500 pickup truck that went in the opposite direction to Randolph, police said.
The crash sent shock waves through New England society by motorcycle enthusiasts and military veterans who sometimes overlap. The crash involved members of Marine JarHeads MC, a New England motorcycle club that includes marines and their spouses.
"When something like this happens, we all feel it," said Cat Wilson, who organizes a motorcycle charity event in Massachusetts and is a friend to some of the crash victims. "There is no tighter society than our biker community."
A photo submitted by WMUR showed motorcycles and the wreck scattered across the highway and a truck on the flame's shoulder. The road reopened Saturday, and ski marks were still visible on the road, which has mountains and fields as a backdrop. A spot of burnt grass remained.
"It's tragic. It's tragic for those involved, tragic for the families, so we do our work, we do our work, and our thoughts are with the people who were negatively affected by this," New Hampshire State Guards said. Chris Vetter to journalists.
Miranda Thompson, from Manchester, said she traveled several cars behind the vehicles when the accident occurred, WMUR reported.
"You could see motorcycles dumped all the way, and you could see people in the phone ringing, people pacing back and forth, and only they were lost," said the Thompson television station. "Everyone came out of their car and helped, got blankets and first aid kits. Everyone started and helped just."
Bill Brown, a 73-year-old military veteran and motorcyclist, arrived at the track near a gentle curve in the path of plant flags, calling victims "brothers in arms" and trying to continue riding.
Members of the motorcycle community are already organizing help for the victims' families, Wilson says. A memorial in nearby Berlin was scheduled for Saturday night.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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