Maine State Police say two motorcyclists participating in a charitable ride have died in a collision with a pickup truck.
Police say the pickup’s two occupants and two other motorcyclists also were injured in the crash on Interstate 95 in Augusta early Sunday afternoon.
The motorcyclists were participating in the annual United Bikers Toy Run, delivering toys to needy children. Police say Jamie Gross, 58, of Belmont died at the scene and Aaron White-Sevigny, 25, of Windsor died at a hospital.
Two other motorcyclists, who were riding the same bike, 50-year-old driver Trevor Proctor and 46-year-old passenger Tori McGraw, both of Lisbon, were taken to a hospital.
McGraw suffered a broken leg and road rash to her face, her son Robert McGraw of Bangor said.
The “truck hit a bike [in front of the couple] and that bike hit them,” McGraw said. “They are lucky to be alive.”
The occupants of the pickup, William Nusom, 67, and his 99-year-old mother, Anna Nusom, both of Hollis were also taken to a hospital.
Police say 3,000 motorcycles participated in the toy run.