• 2 Mass. bicyclists killed, 2 others injured in NH accident


    HAMPTON, NH (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Hampton police say two bicyclists were killed and two others were injured Saturday after they were hit by a car while participating in a local event.

    The bicyclists, who were participating in the annual Granite State Wheelmen Tri-State Seacoast Century ride, were traveling on Ocean Boulevard near the Underwood Bridge at about 8:30 a.m. when they were hit.

    Investigators say 20-year-old Darriean Hess, of Seabrook, N.H., crossed over into the northbound lane and struck the bicyclists.

    FOX 25 spoke with a resident who lives across the road from where the accident happened.

    "The car just plowed right into them, just went right into them on the wrong side of the street," said Michael Costello.

    Costello said he arrived on the scene just after the bicyclists were hit.

    "It was pretty gruesome," explained Costello. "I did walk up close enough to see if I could help and there were a lot of people trying to assist one of the victims but they weren't sure what to do because there it appeared she was severely injured."

    Two of the victims, Pamela Wells, 60, of Hamilton, Mass., and Elise Bouchard, 52, of Danvers, Mass., died as a result of their injuries.

    Two others, Uwe Uhmeyer, 60, of Essex, Mass., and Margo Heigh, 54, of Danvers, Mass. sustained non-life threatening injuries.

    Police did not say whether Hess will face any charges. The accident remains under investigation.

    A portion of Route 1A in Hampton was shut down into Saturday afternoon during the investigation.

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