- Associated Press - Saturday, September 20, 2014

HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) - About 1,400 bicyclists are expected to participate in the Seacoast Century Bicycle Tour this weekend, a year after two cyclists were killed in Hampton, New Hampshire.

Organizers tell WMUR-TV (https://bit.ly/1p5P1iq ) they were encouraged to continue the event in honor of 60-year-old Pamela Wells and 52-year-old Elise Bouchard, who were killed when an unlicensed a driver drove into a group of cyclists.

Organizers say this year they’ve added extra police details and volunteer marshals riding along the route encouraging bicyclists to ride in single file in busy sections.

Flowers mark the spot on the Hampton Bridge where the riders were hit last year. Nineteen-year-old Darriean Hess of Seabrook faces trial in November.

Funds raised from the event will go toward education about improving the safety of roads for cyclists and pedestrians.



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Information from: WMUR-TV, https://wmur.com

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