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NH Bike Crash Claims 3rd Victim

New Media Producer: Kerry Corum

UPDATE, TUE, 1:00 PM: According to published reports, a third motorcyclist from Evansville has died from injuries suffered in a weekend crash that killed two of her friends and injured her husband.

Claudia Huffman, 56, died Monday.

Police are still investigating Sunday's crash on Route 49, that killed Huffman and another married couple from Evansville riding on another motorcycle.

They say one of the motorcycles hit a car head-on and then was hit by the second motorcycle.

Huffman's husband, Rick Huffman, and the car driver, Joshua Shepard of Thornton, still are in the hospital. The crash killed Gary and Joyce Varden, both 56, of Evansville.

The crash came as thousands of motorcycles visit the state for the annual Motorcycle Week rally.

Friday, three motorcyclists were killed in a crash in Stoddard involving seven motorcycles on their way to Motorcycle Week.

UPDATE, TUE, 7:30 AM: An Evansville couple remains in a New Hampshire hospital Tuesday morning, following a deadly motorcycle accident in New Hampshire.

The same accident killed another Evansville couple, 56-year-old Gary Varden and his wife Joyce.

They were on their motorcycle in Thornton, New Hampshire when it collided head-on with an oncoming car during the state's annual Motorcycle Week rally.

A second motorcycle then hit the Vardens' bike, seriously injuring another Evansville couple, 50-year-old Rick Huffman and his wife, 56-year-old Claudia.

Previously: A husband and wife from Indiana were killed Sunday in a crash in New Hampshire that left two other Indiana bikers and a car driver seriously hurt.

State Police say one of two motorcycles traveling together collided head-on with an oncoming car. The second motorcycle then collided with the first.

The crash killed Gary Varden and Joyce Varden, both 56, of Evansville.

The other bikers, 50-year-od Rick Huffman and his 56-year-old wife, Claudia Huffman, also of Evansville, were seriously hurt, as was the car driver, 26-year-old Joshua Shepard of Thornton.

The crash comes as thousands of motorcycles visit the state for the annual Motorcycle Week rally.

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