• Volodymyr Zhukovskyy August 18, 2022 7:35 pm

    Truck Driver Acquitted in Deadly NH Crash Appears in Immigration Court

    A commercial truck driver from Ukraine who was taken into custody by immigration officials shortly after he was acquitted of causing the deaths of seven motorcyclists will ask for relief from possible removal from the United States, his attorney said at a hearing Thursday. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 26, of West Springfield, Massachusetts, appeared before an immigration judge via video. He is…

  • Volodymyr Zhukovskyy August 11, 2022 8:26 am

    Truck Driver Acquitted in Deadly NH Motorcycle Crash Faces Deportation Hearing

    The truck driver found not guilty on all charges Tuesday in the 2019 New Hampshire crash that left seven motorcyclists dead is in federal immigration custody ahead of deportation proceedings, officials said Wednesday. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, a 26-year-old from Ukraine, was taken into U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody at the Grafton County Department of Corrections in north Haverhill Tuesday pending…

  • New Hampshire August 10, 2022 11:59 am

    NH Governor, AG Stand by Reactions to Motorcycle Crash Verdict

    Defense lawyers are denouncing comments made by New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu and his attorney general after a jury acquitted a truck driver in the deaths of seven motorcyclists, but both men said Wednesday they stand by their statements. After a two-week trial, jurors deliberated for less than three hours Tuesday before finding Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 26, innocent on seven counts of...

  • Volodymyr Zhukovskyy August 9, 2022 9:08 pm

    Jury Finds Truck Driver Not Guilty in Deadly NH Motorcycle Crash Trial

    After approximately two hours of deliberations Tuesday in the trial of Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, the trucker accused of causing the deaths of seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire in June of 2019, the jury found him not guilty of all charges. The defendent kissed his fingers and appeared to look upward after hearing the verdict. Relatives and loved ones of the so-called…

  • 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…

  • Volodymyr Zhukovskyy August 2, 2022 5:59 pm

    After Deadly NH Crash, Trucker's Blood Showed Heroin-Related Substance, Toxicologist Says

    A substance made when the body breaks down heroin was present in a truck driver’s blood just hours after he was involved in a 2019 crash that killed seven motorcyclists, a forensic toxicologist testified Monday. The metabolite, referred to as “6-MAM,” is unique to heroin and was found in the driver’s blood “below the reporting limit,” the concentration of...

  • 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,...

  • New Hampshire July 26, 2022 6:01 pm

    Opening Statements Presented in ‘Fallen Seven' Trial in New Hampshire

    Attorneys presented opening statements Tuesday in the trial of a Massachusetts man accused of recklessly causing the deaths of seven members of a motorcycle club — who are now known as the Fallen Seven. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 26, of West Springfield, is facing charges including negligent homicide and manslaughter, for allegedly causing a horrific scene on the roadway in Randolph, New…

  • New Hampshire July 26, 2022 5:20 pm

    Opening Statements Begin in NH ‘Fallen Seven' Trial

    A Massachusetts man went on trial in northern New Hampshire for a crash that killed seven members of a motorcycle club in June 2019.

  • 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 18, 2022 12:07 pm

    Jury Selection Beginning in Trial of Driver Charged With Killing 7 Bikers in NH

    Jury selection was set to begin Monday in the trial of Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, a truck driver charged with causing the deaths of seven motorcyclists in Randolph, New Hampshire, in 2019.

  • Ukraine-Russia War March 1, 2022 6:04 pm

    Russia Ramps Up Violence Against Civilian Areas in Ukraine

    Carol Saivetz, a senior advisor for the MIT Security Studies program, discusses the latest developments from the war Vladimir Putin’s Russia is waging on Ukraine.

  • New Hampshire December 22, 2021 11:00 am

    Truck Driver's Trial In Fatal Biker Crash Expected In July

    The trial for a truck driver charged with causing the deaths of seven motorcyclists in northern New Hampshire in 2019 is now expected to start in July — more than three years after the crash — to give the defense more time to find and work with a crash reconstruction expert. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 25, of West Springfield, Massachusetts, was days…

  • Randolph September 16, 2021 3:09 pm

    Court Rejects Truck Driver's Appeal in NH Crash That Killed 7 Motorcyclists

    The New Hampshire Supreme Court on Thursday rejected an appeal for a bail hearing for a truck driver who’s been in jail since he was charged with causing the deaths of seven motorcyclists in 2019. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 25, of West Springfield, Massachusetts, is scheduled to face trial on Nov. 29 on multiple counts of negligent homicide, manslaughter, driving under the influence…

  • 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...

  • NTSB report December 2, 2020 4:54 am

    Pickup Driver's Drug Use Critical in Death of 7 Bikers in NH: NTSB

    A pickup driver’s drug use was the reason he crashed last year into an oncoming group of motorcyclists in New Hampshire, leading to the death of seven bikers, the National Transportation Safety Board found Tuesday. The board unanimously approved a report that determined that Volodymyr Zhukovskyy’s impairment from the drugs was the “probable cause” for him crossing the center...

  • New Hampshire October 28, 2020 7:07 pm

    NTSB Release Details in Crash That Killed 7 Motorcyclists in NH

    The pickup truck driver charged with causing the deaths of seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire last year told authorities he had drug problems, regularly used heroin and cocaine but believed he was not impaired at the time of the crash. The admission by Volodymyr Zhukovskyy was included in a trove of documents released Wednesday by federal investigators related to the…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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