HAMPTON — A car slammed into a group of bicyclists Saturday during an annual ride along the New England coastline, killing two riders and injuring three others, police said.
The crash happened on a two-lane bridge in Hampton at about 8:30 a.m., just after the start of the 40th annual Granite State Wheelmen Tri-State Seacoast Century ride.
It was not immediately clear what caused the crash, and the victims' identities were being withheld until their families could be notified. Authorities haven't said whether the driver will be charged.
Event organizers and police didn't immediately return messages seeking comment on whether the event would continue. A section of Ocean Boulevard, also known as Route 1A, was closed off while police investigated the crash.
The route typically follows the Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine coastlines, the event's website said.