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September 21, 2013

Police ID bicyclists killed at Hampton Beach

HAMPTON -- Police have identified two Massachusetts bicyclists killed when they were hit by a car during a bike ride at Hampton Beach.

They are: Pamela Wells, 60, of South Hamilton, and Elise Bouchard, 52, of Danvers.

Injured in the accident were: Uwe Uhmeyer, 60, of Essex, and Margo Heigh, 54, of Danvers. Uhmeyer was at Portsmouth Hospital and Heigh at Ann Jaques Hospital in Newburyport. Their condition was unknown, but police said their injuries were not life-threatening.

Police said the accident happened about 8:30 a.m. on Ocean Boulevard (Route 1A) at the Underwood Bridge spanning Hampton Harbor.

Accident investigators said the four bicyclists were participating in the annual Granite State Wheelmen Tri-State Seacoast Century ride and were traveling north on Ocean Boulevard and starting over the bridge when they were hit by a car traveling south.

The driver of the car was identified as Darriean Hess, 20, of Seabrook. Hess was transported to Portsmouth Hospital for minor injuries, police said.

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