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Joanne and Edward Corr, Michael Ferazzi, Albert Mazza, Daniel Pereira, Desma Oakes, and Aaron Perry killed in motorcycle collision with pickup on Route 2 in Randolph, New Hamphire
Authorities received a call around 6:30 p.m. Friday about a motor vehicle crash on Route 2 in Randolph, New Hampshire State Police Capt. Chris Vetter said. The pickup truck, a 2016 Dodge 2500, was traveling west on Route 2 while the motorcyclists were traveling east, police said.
Police said they confirmed that the truck, a 2016 Dodge 2500, was traveling west on Route 2 before it collided with several motorcycles that were traveling east on Route 2. The truck was on fire when firefighters arrived on scene, officials said.
The Friday night crash in Randolph involved members of Marine JarHeads MC, a motorcycle club in New England that includes Marines and their spouses.
Ribeiro said the group was in town for their annual meeting. They had just left the Mount Jefferson View Motel on their way to the American Legion post in Gorham, N.H. for a charity event.
Dartanyan Gasanov is the owner of Westfield Transport of Springfield, Massachusetts. He told The Boston Globe on Saturday that Volodoymyr Zhukovskyy "doesn't answer the phone calls."
As of Sunday afternoon, more than $228,000 has been raised through an online fundraising page called “Jarheads MC – Victims and Families support.”
During a Sunday press conference authorities identified the victims, who were members of Marine JarHeads MC, a motorcycle club that includes Marines and their spouses.
Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, was arrested Monday morning at his home in West Springfield, Massachusetts, on a fugitive from justice charge related to Friday's crash, the New Hampshire attorney general's office said.
Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, a 23-year-old truck driver employed by Westfield Transport Inc., has been charged with seven counts of negligent homicide.
A New Hampshire State Police account of the June 21 crash in the community of Randolph “was deeply flawed,” the lawyer for truck driver Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 24, of West Springfield, Massachusetts, said in a motion filed Friday that seeks a hearing to set him free on bail.
Zhukovskyy’s drug use that day was “egregious,” not just because of what happened, but also because he was free on bail on a prior charge of driving under the influence in Connecticut, according to prosecutors.
The pickup truck driver charged with causing the deaths of seven motorcyclists told authorities he had drug problem, regularly used heroin and cocaine but believed he was not impaired at the time of the crash.