Seven people are dead and three more are injured following a fiery crash on a New Hampshire highway.
The incident occurred on Route 2 near the town of Randolph shortly before 6.30 pm.
Witnesses say several motorcycles collided with a Dodge pick-up truck, which burst into flames.
All seven of the deceased were motorcyclists, according to CNN.
Police say they cannot provide the identities of the dead until their next of kin have been notified.
Meanwhile, two people injured in the crash have been transported to the Androscoggin Valley Hospital. Another has been airlifted to Maine Medical.
The entire stretch of highway was closed Friday evening, the New Hampshire Department of Transportation warned.
New Hampshire State Police Captain Chris Vetter told WMUR: ‘It’s tragic. It’s tragic for those involved, tragic for the families, so we’re doing our job, we’re doing our work and our thoughts are with the people who were adversely affected by this’.
Meanwhile, fellow drivers quickly pulled over to try and assist in any way possible.
‘Everybody got out of their car and helped, got blankets and first-aid kits. Everyone went into action and just helped,’ eyewitness Miranda Thompson said to the network.
Meanwhile, another witness named Travis Hood said he tried to assist an injured man until authorities arrived.
‘I held his hand, and I tried to get him to, I’m like, ‘Squeeze my hand. Stay with me. You’re a strong guy. You’ve got this. Toward the end, when the ambulance got there, I could feel him losing strength’.
Source: Daily Mail