• Randolph August 4, 2022 12:08 pm

    Prosecution Rests in Deadly NH Motorcycle Crash Trial

    A survivor of a crash that killed seven fellow members of a Marine motorcycle club acknowledged Wednesday that the lead rider had an unsafe blood alcohol level but denied that the club president swerved into the path of the oncoming truck. Josh Morin was the final witness for the prosecution, which has rested in the trial of Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, the…

  • Randolph July 28, 2022 12:36 pm

    Motorcyclist: Truck Plowed Through ‘Like a Bowling Ball' in New Hampshire Crash

    The last rider in a group of Marine motorcycle club members testified Wednesday that he saw a “ball of flame” and then a truck “plowing through motorcycles like a bowling ball” in a 2019 crash in New Hampshire that killed seven bikers. Michael McEachern testified in the trial of the truck driver, Volodymyr Zhukovskyy. He said he saw the westbound truck,...

  • JarHeads Motorcycle Club July 26, 2022 11:33 am

    Trial Begins in Death of 7 Motorists

    The trial for a commercial truck driver charged with causing the deaths in 2019 of seven members of a Marine motorcycle club opened Tuesday, more than three years after the crash in northern New Hampshire.

  • Randolph July 26, 2022 11:59 am

    Truck Driver's Trial Starts in Death of 7 Motorcyclists in NH

    The trial for a commercial truck driver charged with causing the deaths in 2019 of seven members of a Marine motorcycle club opened Tuesday, more than three years after the crash in northern New Hampshire. Jurors visited the crash scene Monday and traced Volodymyr Zhukovskyy’s route from an auto dealership in Gorham along U.S. Route 2 to the crash site in...

  • Randolph July 25, 2022 11:36 am

    ‘Long 3 Years': Trial to Start in Deaths of 7 Motorcyclists in NH

    The trial for a commercial truck driver charged with negligent homicide in the deaths of seven motorcycle club members in New Hampshire is set to start more than three years after the 2019 crash that devastated the region’s close-knit biker community and exposed flaws in state driver record keeping. Volodymr Zhukovskyy, 26, of West Springfield, Massachusetts, pleaded not guilty to multiple...

  • lawsuit January 31, 2022 1:54 pm

    Victim of 2019 NH Motorcycle Crash Sues Mass. RMV

    A Massachusetts man severely injured in a 2019 crash in New Hampshire that killed seven members of his motorcycle club has filed a lawsuit against the Massachusetts Registrar of Motor Vehicles for allegedly failing to suspend the driver’s license of the man charged in connection with the crash. Joshua Morin, of Dalton, alleges in his lawsuit filed last week in…

  • Motorcycle crash February 26, 2021 1:53 pm

    Owners of Truck Company Connected to Fatal NH Crash Indicted on Federal Charges

    The owners of a Massachusetts trucking company tied to a crash that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire in 2019 have been charged for falsifying records and lying to authorities. Dunyadar Gasanov, 36, and Dartanayan Gasanov, 35 — both of West Springfield — are charged with falsifying driving logs in order evade federal safety regulations between May and June of…

  • Motorcycle crash December 17, 2020 5:07 pm

    NTSB Releases Final Report on NH Crash That Killed 7 Bikers

    The National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday released its final report into a pickup truck driver’s crash into an oncoming group of motorcyclists in New Hampshire last year, leading to the death of seven bikers. The board found that the fiery crash, on a rural, two-lane highway in Randolph, was probably caused by the truck crossing the road’s centerline...

  • New Hampshire September 30, 2020 8:35 am

    Judge Considers Suppressing Statements in NH Biker Crash Case

    The pickup driver whose collision with a group of bikers last year left seven motorcyclists dead made some statements to police that should not be part of his upcoming trial, his lawyers told a judge in New Hampshire on Tuesday. Attorneys for Volodymyr Zhukovskyy said their client indicated during the police interview last June that he was not able to…

  • New Hampshire June 21, 2020 3:05 pm

    ‘Fallen Seven' Who Died in Tragic NH Crash Remembered, 1 Year On

    Sunday marked one year since seven people died in a collision with a pickup truck in New Hampshire. The accident involved several motorcyclists and a truck, in what onlookers described as a “devastating scene.”  The motorcyclists who died were members of the Jarheads Motorcycle Club, a New England group that includes Marines and their spouses. The victims were from New…

  • Volodymyr Zhukovskyy April 7, 2020 2:51 pm

    Lawyers List Drugs in Driver's System in Deadly NH Motorcycle Crash

    A truck driver charged in a crash that killed seven motorcyclists had fentanyl, morphine and a chemical found in cocaine in his system that day, and told authorities he often would take drugs before starting work, prosecutors said in a document made public Tuesday. The morning of the June 21, 2019, crash, Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, of West Springfield, Massachusetts, consumed two…

  • Volodymyr Zhukovskyy March 31, 2020 8:01 pm

    Defense Lawyer in Death of 7 Motorcyclists Says Biker Was at Fault

    One of the motorcyclists in a crash that killed him and six fellow bikers on a north woods highway was drunk and actually was the one who hit a pickup and caused the accident, the lawyer for the truck driver charged with homicide said in a document made public Tuesday.

  • Massachusetts October 1, 2019 4:17 pm

    Deadly NH Motorcycle Crash: Police Detail Investigation Into Collision That Killed 7

    The driver behind the wheel in a crash that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire in June told police hours afterward that he was reaching down to retrieve something when he hit the oncoming vehicles, according to a newly unsealed document. The New Hampshire affidavit unsealed Tuesday details the police investigation into the crash, which resulted in Volodymyr Zhukovskyy’s arrest...

  • Massachusetts July 25, 2019 3:28 pm

    Injured Motorcycle Rider Gets Escorts as He Leaves Hospital

    The last of three motorcycle riders hospitalized following a crash that killed seven people has left a hospital _ with an escort of his fellow riders. Officials say 45-year-old Josh Morin, of Dalton, Massachusetts, was flown to Maine Medical Center in Portland on the night of the June 21 crash in Randolph, New Hampshire. The driver of a pickup truck...

  • Governor July 24, 2019 11:25 am

    Officials Issue Report on NH Crash That Killed 7 Motorcyclists

    More than a month after a crash that in New Hampshire that killed seven motorcyclists, federal safety officials have issued a report that provides no fresh clues as to the cause of the tragedy. In its preliminary report Wednesday, the National Transportation Safety Board summarized the details behind the June 21 crash in which a pickup truck driven by 23-year-old...

  • Massachusetts July 13, 2019 6:22 pm

    Patriots' Kraft Pledges $100K for Families of Bikers Killed in NH Crash

    New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has pledged to donate $100,000 to help the families of seven motorcyclists killed in a collision with a truck last month in New Hampshire. Kraft joined thousands of bikers from across the country outside of Gillette Stadium on Saturday for a memorial service organized by the Jarheads Motorcycle Club, to which the victims of...

  • OFFICER July 5, 2019 5:55 pm

    Major Ride Planned to Remember 7 Killed in NH Crash

    The Ride for the Fallen 7 is expected to be the largest organized motorcycle ride in the history of the state — and it’s organizers said they’d only expected 25-50 people to show up.

  • Massachusetts July 1, 2019 6:44 pm

    Review Finds Major Backlog at RMV

    A fatal crash that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire led the Massachusetts RMV to open a review of its procedures.

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