RANDOLPH, N.H. — Seven people are dead and two others injured after a pickup truck was involved in a crash with multiple motorcycles on Route 2 Friday night, according to NECN news.

Witnesses described a “devastating” scene as bystanders tried to help.

State police declined to release details Friday evening about how the accident occurred, but a photo posted by WMUR-TV showed motorcycles and wreckage scattered across the highway and a truck on the shoulder in flames.

Jerry Hamanne, co-owner of a nearby bed-and-breakfast that was hosting one of the bikers in the group, said he and a doctor also staying at his inn went to the scene to help. Others tried to assist as best they could.

One group applied a tourniquet, he said. Some victims were already dead.

“It was so devastating to see the bodies on the road,” Hamanne said. “My God, I don’t want to see something like this again.”

The crash happened about 500 feet from a lodging where most of the motorcyclists were staying, Hamanne said. They were part of a group from Boston, he said.

Rich Wallingford, who co-owns the inn with Hamanne, said he saw several bodies covered with blankets, motorcycles scattered on the pavement, and a damaged pickup and trailer.

“It’s a very sad night,” he said.

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

Randolph is about a two-hour drive north of Concord, the capital, and a three-hour drive from Boston

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