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Small Bridge Memorial Honors Fatal Crash Victims

Pamela Wells and Elise Bouchard succumbed to their injuries after being struck by a vehicle on a bridge in Hampton on Saturday.

These flowers have been laid on the Neil R. Underwood Memorial Bridge as a tribute to the two cyclists killed and two cyclists injured during a crash on the Hampton bridge on Saturday. [Credit: Kyle Stucker]
These flowers have been laid on the Neil R. Underwood Memorial Bridge as a tribute to the two cyclists killed and two cyclists injured during a crash on the Hampton bridge on Saturday. [Credit: Kyle Stucker]
A small, colorful bouquet of flowers has been laid on the northern end of the Neil R. Underwood Memorial Bridge in honor of the two Massachusetts cyclists killed during a non-competitive ride on Saturday.

Pamela Wells, 60, of South Hamilton, Mass., and Elise Bouchard, 52, of Danvers, Mass., were pronounced dead at the hospital Saturday after being struck by a vehicle that crossed into their lane.

Uwe Uhmeyer, 60, of Essex, Mass., and Margo Heigh, 54, of Danvers, Mass., were also hit by the vehicle, but sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Family members of the victims — all four of whom are connected — have publicly mourned the injuries and deaths, which police are still investigating.

Police have ruled the driver of the vehicle, Darriean Hess, 19, of Seabrook, caused the crash. Hess was arrested around 3 p.m. Tuesday on two Class B felony counts of negligent homicide and two Class B felony counts of second degree assault.

Hess is expected to be arraigned on the charges Wednesday morning in Hampton District Court. The time hasn't yet been set for the court appearance, although officials said it will likely occur at 11 a.m.

Marian Royal September 24, 2013 at 05:06 PM
hate it when people create these memorials on the side of the road. The garbage stays there for months. Wait for the cemetery site, and leave your flowers there (if it's allowed).
Jim Martin September 24, 2013 at 06:55 PM
Thats your take,I and many,feel these flowers are a great memorial. Its when teddie bears and candles are added that it gets a bit much as flowers die and fade away, the others dont
Proud Conservative September 24, 2013 at 08:35 PM
. . @ Marian Royal - Your comment is despicable. . .
Kristin Azar Lyons September 24, 2013 at 09:32 PM
Marian royal what you stated is inappropriate , These woman lost their lives in a terrible situation , they are someone daughter , a friend , a soul mate - someone took the time to make simple gesture , let them do what ever they need to grieve and show support . This does not make an impact on your life in any way , please let them be.Look what happened in Boston would you dare say the same thing . This is a reminder to us all to be aware . To take time and remember the loved ones
Lorri September 26, 2013 at 02:00 AM
WOW, do you really know how "RUDE" & "STUPID" you sound Marian? Keep your uncalled for comments to yourself, I bet your the type of person that totally bitch's about EVERYTHING!!!!

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