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06-26-2019 10:18 PM
RBS Truck driver accused of killing 7 bikers was immigrant who should have been deported

06-26-2019 01:28 PM
RBS ICE files detainer against Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, accused in NH crash that killed 7 motorcycle riders

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has filed a detainer against Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, the Massachusetts man accused of slamming into a group of motorcyclists, killing seven, according to The Boston Herald.
That detainer means Zhukovskyy could be deported.

Zhukovskyy’s father told the Herald that his son recently secured a U.S. green card. They are from Ukraine, said the father, who is also named Volodymyr Zhukovskyy.

“I’m sorry for the families,” the father told the Herald.

On Friday, Zhukovskyy was behind the wheel of a pickup truck towing a trailer when he crashed into the motorcyclists on Route 2 in Randolph, New Hampshire, according to authorities.

Zhukovskyy, 23, works for Westfield Transport in West Springfield, a company that has a history of driving violations, according to federal records.

The bikers Zhukovskyy struck were members or supporters of the JarHeads MC, a New England motorcycle club that includes Marines and their spouses. They have been identified as Jo-Ann and Edward Corr, both 58, of Lakeville, Massachusetts; Michael Ferazzi, 62, of Contoocook, New Hampshire; Albert Mazza Jr., 59, of Lee, New Hampshire; Desma Oakes, 42, of Concord, New Hampshire; Aaron Perry, 45, of Farmington, New Hampshire; and Daniel Pereira, 58, of Riverside, Rhode Island.

Zhukovskyy was arrested at his West Springfield home Monday. On Tuesday, he entered not-guilty pleas and waived his appearance in Coos County Superior Court, where he was scheduled to face a judge on seven counts of negligent homicide.

A criminal complaint accuses Zhukovskyy, who was driving a 2016 Dodge 2500 pickup truck with an attached trailer, of crossing the double yellow centerline and striking the motorcycle riders in the eastbound lane.
A bail order shows Zhukovskyy was ordered held in “preventive detention” and a judge notes his “criminal and driving history exhibit a pattern of operating a motor vehicle in a dangerous manner.”

Zhukovskyy, a 23-year-old West Springfield man who had his driver’s license suspended Monday, is facing seven counts of negligent homicide in the crash that left seven people dead. He was scheduled to appear in Coos County Superior Court in New Hampshire for his arraignment, but he waived his appearance in court.
On Monday, Zhukovskyy’s driver’s license was suspended.
Massachusetts RMV records show Zhukovskyy also had his license suspended once before this fatal crash and has a drunken driving charge on his record.

He is also facing a drunken driving charge in Connecticut and was previously arrested in Texas for allegedly possessing a crack pipe at a Denny’s restaurant.

Volodymyr Zhukovskyy’s driver’s license suspended; Driver faces negligent homicide charges in NH crash that left 7 bikers dead
Records show this isn’t the first time Volodymyr Zhukovskyy’s license has been suspended.

06-25-2019 11:24 PM
Sureshot It's at most a 8 ton capacity with those axles and appears to be empty. Tragic nevertheless.
06-24-2019 03:08 PM
Lou_VTX Completely avoidable and unbelievably sad. Saw it on the news last night.
They used some evasive wording such as "authorities are investigating whether to charge the pickup driver with manslaughter" which was an early indication that he caused this terrible wreck.

Newest development is that the driver HAS been finally charged with 7 counts of homicide:
06-24-2019 12:48 PM
jbrittjr This is a tragic loss of lives, and one that to me is senseless. A 1/2 or 3/4 ton 4x4 pickup pulling a 30' tandem axle trailer (either a 20 or 30 ton) depending on load capacity of the axles is irresponsible in the very least. The trailer probably out weighs the truck at least three times. IMO if this young man was working for a company that allowed this dangerous situation to happen, there would be he!! to pay. I've pulled a 48' enclosed car hauler all over the US behind a 1 ton dually but, never once over loaded the carrying capacity of my truck. Rant over, RIP lost ones, prayers for all.
06-23-2019 11:06 PM
Jim Travis So Sad, very heartbreaking,

My thoughts got out to the families and friends of all involved.
06-23-2019 10:15 PM
Cobra55 Prayers for the family!
06-23-2019 09:45 PM
BobD Prayers and condolences to family and friends! That sucks on sooooo many levels.
06-23-2019 05:15 PM
henkvdb Does it require a CDL to transport a monster like this flatbed trailer?
06-23-2019 04:00 PM
Originally Posted by Donnie Downer View Post
“There was a pickup truck with a flatbed trailer heading west and he crossed the yellow line and tried to swerve back and his trailer jackknifed and wiped out [the] people on the motorcycles,”

Check his Cellphone!
I'd wager money...
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