Driver Charged in New Hampshire Motorcycle Carnage

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The driver of the pickup truck, Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, that inadvertently caused a devastating collision Friday evening in New Hampshire killing seven members of a Marine Jarheads MC Motorcycle club, has been charged with seven counts of negligent homicide.

Zukovskyy, of Springfield, Massachusetts, was driving a Dodge pick-up with a vehicle trailer attached by the ball hitch, when his vehicle crossed the medium. He was able to swerve the truck back into his traffic lane avoiding the pack of ten motorcyclists who were approaching. His action was quick and the trailer jackknifed, creating a wall across the oncoming lane.


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The trailer slammed into the group of motorcyclists. Seven members including a married couple were killed instantly. They were identified as Michael Ferazzi, 62; Albert Mazza, 49; Daniel Pereira, 58; Joanne and Edward Corr, both 58 years old; Desma Oakes, 42, Aaron Perry, 45.

"Dawn Brindley, a woman riding with the group, survived the crash after getting off her bike and rolling away, New Hampshire TV station WMUR reported. "It was just all fire," Brindley told WMUR. "I just looked around. Somebody helped me up. I was just hysterical,"' USA Today reported.


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Three other members were injured, two were taken to Androscoggin Valley Hospital and one airlifted to a Trauma One center in Maine Medical Center.

When authorities arrived on the scene, the road was littered with debris, bodies, motorcycles, and injured.


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Zhukovskyy was reprimanded to authorities from the State of New Hampshire in a brief seven-minute court hearing held in Massachusetts.

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