The pickup truck driver who was involved in the deadly crash that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire is charged with homicide.
According to Yahoo! News, police arrested 23-year-old Volodymyr Zhukovskyy Monday morning at his home in West Springfield, Massachusetts. He was placed into Lancaster, New Hampshire police custody after appearing in court in Springfield. Police records reported that Zhukovskyyer has previous arrest records for drunk driving and recently failed a sobriety test on May 11.
His pickup truck crashed into a group of 10 motorcyclists last Friday on a two-lane highway in Randolph and was heading west when the group was on the eastbound side of the lane. The motorcyclists were Marine veterans, aged 42 to 62. He was charged with seven counts of negligent homicide.
The men were a part of a group called the JarHeads, a motorcycle club that consisted of former Marine soldiers and their wives. President Manny Ribeiro said the group were finishing dinner and headed out to a fundraiser in Gorham.
“He turned hard left into us and took out pretty much everyone behind me. The truck and trailer stayed attached and that is why it was so devastating … because the trailer was attached and it was such a big trailer, it was like a whip. It just cleaned us out.”
Ribeiro added that Zhukovskyy was running around in circles after the crash and started screaming before he was picked up by authorities.