The New Hampshire police said seven people were killed and three injured Friday when a truck collided with several motorcycles on a two-way road.
The tight motorcycle community reeling Sunday after a terrible collision left seven people dead and three injured in a distant area of northern New Hampshire.
The group of 10 motorcycles collided with a pickup tow a flatbed trailer on route 2 around 6:30 pm Friday in the small town of Randolph. The pickup became fire, and witnesses described the scene as "destructive".
Dawn Brindley, a woman who drove with the group, survived the crash after biking and rolled away, reported New Hampshire television station WMUR.
"It was just all fire," Brindley told WMUR. "I looked around. Someone helped me. I was just hysterical."
Authorities searched for traces for the accident Sunday and worked to identify the dead. Two of the three injured and taken to hospitals were released on Saturday.
The crash involved members of Marine Jarheads MC, a New England motorcycle club that includes marines and their spouses.
Deadly collision: 7 dead, 3 injured after motorcycles and pickup truck collide on rural road in New Hampshire
Members of motorcycle communities have already offered to help victims of families, said Cat Wilson, who organizes a motorcycle charity event in Massachusetts and is a friend to some of the victims.
"When something like this happens, we all feel it," Wilson said. "There is no tighter society than our biker community."
Investigators identified the pickup driver as Volodoymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, an employee of Westfield Transport, a company in Springfield, Massachusetts. Zhukovskyy survived the accident, did not need to be hospitalized and not been charged, the authorities said. 9005] Dartanyan Gasanov, owner of Westfield Transport, told The Boston Globe that he was planning to talk to investigators Monday and has not been able to reach Zhukovskyy.
Authorities have requested public help by providing videos, photos or other information about the accident or the parties involved. One of the agencies investigating the accident is the National Transportation Safety Board.
"This is one of the worst tragic events we have investigated here in the state," said New Hampshire State Police Col. Chris Wagner. "It will be a very long investigation."
Contributing: Associated Press
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