Four hundred bikers gather to bid goodbye to seven motorcyclists killed in crash with Dodge pickup truck driver

Four hundred bikers gather to bid goodbye to seven motorcyclists, including Marine veterans, killed in crash with Dodge pickup truck driver who 'plowed into their procession'

Four hundred bikers gather to bid goodbye to seven motorcyclists killed in crash with Dodge pickup truck driver
bikers gather to bid goodbye to seven motorcyclists killed in crash

Four hundred bikers gather to bid goodbye to seven motorcyclists, including Marine veterans, killed in crash with Dodge pickup truck driver who 'plowed into their procession'

The Blessings of the Bikes ceremony Sunday turned into a tribute to the seven bikers who were killed in a crash with a pickup truck Friday night
The victims were named as Michael Ferazzi, 62; Albert Mazza, 49; Desma Oakes, 42; Aaron Perry, 45; Daniel Pereira, 58; and Joanne and Edward Corr, both 58
Three other bikers were involved in the crash on the New Hampshire highway- all members or supporters of the Marine JarHeads motorcycle club
About 400 bikers turned up to the Blessing of the Bikes ceremony Sunday, around double the figure expected
The bikers held a moment of silence and prayer for the victims and a bugle played Taps in honor of the victims

A long-planned Blessing of the Bikes ceremony for motorcycle enthusiasts became a scene of mourning and reflection in New Hampshire Sunday as about 400 people paid tribute to seven bikers killed in a devastating collision with a pickup truck.

Seven bikers died Friday night when a black 2016 Dodge 250 pickup truck towing a flatbed trailer collided with a group of 10 motorcycles on a two-lane highway in the small town of Randolph, New Hampshire at about 6.30pm.    

The incident left the victims — members or supporters of the Marine JarHeads, a New England motorcycle club that includes Marines and their spouses — strewn on the grass amid their shattered bikes. 

Authorities identified the dead as Michael Ferazzi, 62, of Contoocook, New Hampshire; Albert Mazza, 49, of Lee, New Hampshire; Desma Oakes, 42, of Concord, New Hampshire; Aaron Perry, 45, of Farmington, New Hampshire; Daniel Pereira, 58, of Riverside, Rhode Island; and Joanne and Edward Corr, both 58, of Lakeville, Massachusetts.

The state attorney general's office said that all the victims died from blunt force trauma.

Police said that three other bikers involved in the crash were hospitalized, but two of them have since been released. The third person injured in the wreck remained hospitalized in stable condition.

'When they fall, we all fall,' said Laura Cardinal, vice president of the Manchester Motorcycle Club, adding that fellow bikers will support the families of those who died. 'Those families, they're going to go through a lot now. They have a new world ahead of them.'