Volodymyr Zhukovskyy

  • Volodymyr Zhukovskyy Apr 7

    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 Apr 1

    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.

  • Motorcycle crash Jan 21

    More Tests Requested on Truck in Fatal NH Crash of 7 Bikers

    Prosecutors in the case of a pickup truck driver facing negligent homicide charges for allegedly killing seven motorcyclists in a collision want an outside consultant to conduct tests on the vehicle without members of the man’s defense team present, according to paperwork filed in a New Hampshire court. The state has the Dodge Ram truck and an attached trailer...

  • New Hampshire Jan 7

    Jury Selection in Fatal NH Motorcycle Crash Scheduled for November

    Jury selection is scheduled by November in the pending trial of a pickup truck driver accused of causing a collision that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire, a judge ordered Tuesday. Lawyers reached an agreement on deadlines for the scheduling of motions, trial witness lists, and the possibility of a plea in the case of Volodymyr Zhukovskyy. He was indicted…

  • Massachusetts Nov 18, 2019

    Insurer Asks Court to Divide Money After NH Crash That Killed 7

    An insurer for a trucking company involved in a crash that killed seven motorcyclists is asking a judge to divide liability payments among victims and their families. The Boston Globe reports that Pilgrim Insurance Co. filed suit in federal court Friday asking a judge to divide its $1 million policy for Westfield Transport.

  • Massachusetts Nov 1, 2019

    Driver Waives Arraignment in NH Motorcyclist Deaths

    The Massachusetts man who has pleaded not guilty to negligent homicide in the June crash that left seven motorcyclists dead on a New Hampshire highway has been officially indicted on 23 charges, three months after the collision. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, of West Springfield, was indicted Thursday on various counts of reckless manslaughter, DUI negligent homicide, aggravated DWI and reckless conduct...

  • Massachusetts Oct 21, 2019

    Deadly NH Motorcycle Crash: Grand Jury Indicts Driver on 23 Charges

    The Massachusetts man who has pleaded not guilty to negligent homicide in the June crash that left seven motorcyclists dead on a New Hampshire highway has been officially indicted on 23 charges, three months after the collision. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, of West Springfield, was indicted Thursday on various counts of reckless manslaughter, DUI negligent homicide, aggravated DWI and reckless conduct...

  • Massachusetts Oct 5, 2019

    Audit Details Issues With State’s Motor Vehicle Department

    An independent audit says the state’s motor vehicle department has had a “longstanding policy” of not prioritizing the processing of out-of-state notifications about driving offenses. The Boston Globe reports the audit, released Friday, found the Registry of Motor Vehicles faces significant backlogs in other areas too, including adding criminal information to drivers’ records. Acting Registrar Jamey Tesler says the agency’s...

  • Massachusetts Oct 1, 2019

    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 Aug 28, 2019

    Gov. Chris Sununu Promises DMV Reforms Following Fatal Motorcycle Crash

    New Hampshire’s Division of Motor Vehicles plans to suspend the licenses of nearly 4,000 drivers as part of a review following a collision that killed seven motorcyclists in the state. Gov. Chris Sununu says the review released Wednesday led authorities to eliminate a backlog of notifications that dated back to July 2016. Authorities blamed the backlog on the lack of automation.

  • Massachusetts Aug 16, 2019

    RMV Worker Looked at Truck Driver’s File Before Fatal NH Crash, But Took No Action

    A worker at the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles accessed the driving record of the West Springfield man who allegedly caused a deadly crash in New Hampshire in the weeks prior but quickly closed the file, according to a newly released audit report. After being notified May 29 by the Department of Motor Vehicles in Connecticut about Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, the...

  • Massachusetts Aug 7, 2019

    Panel Frustrated With Mass. RMV’s Cooperation in Fatal Motorcycle Crash Probe

    Massachusetts legislators probing the state’s Registry of Motor Vehicles in the aftermath of a crash that killed seven motorcyclists are growing impatient with state officials’ response to document requests and “losing confidence” in the willingness of Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration to cooperate with the investigation, according to a new letter. “We are writing to express the Committee’s serious, overall frustration...

  • Massachusetts Aug 5, 2019

    Second Lawsuit Filed in Crash That Killed 7 Motorcyclists

    A second lawsuit has been filed following a collision that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire. Attorney Chuck Douglas said he filed the suit in Strafford County Superior Court against the trucking company that hired the driver charged in the crash.

  • Randolph Aug 1, 2019

    Driver in NH Crash Was High, Report Says

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration report says 23-year-old Volodymyr Zhukovskyy tested positive after the crash for “an unspecified drug,” either a narcotic or an amphetimine. The report said the drug made him incapable of driving safely.

  • New Hampshire Aug 1, 2019

    Report: Driver in NH Crash That Killed 7 Motorcyclists Was High, Reaching for Drink

    The driver charged in connection with a New Hampshire crash that killed seven motorcyclists was high on drugs and was reaching for a drink when the accident occurred, according to a report obtained by the Boston Globe. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration report says 23-year-old Volodymyr Zhukovskyy tested positive after the crash for “an unspecified drug,” either a narcotic...

  • Massachusetts Jul 31, 2019

    Head of RMV Knew About Backlogs: Lawmakers

    After learning the Registry of Motor Vehicles knew about a backlog of unprocessed, out-of-state notices involving infractions by Massachusetts drivers, some lawmakers are calling on a manager of the agency to step down.

  • New Hampshire Jul 24, 2019

    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 Jul 20, 2019

    Hearing to Review RMV Lapses Exposed by Crash That Killed 7

    Massachusetts lawmakers are hoping to learn more about problems at the Registry of Motor Vehicles exposed in the wake of a crash that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire.

  • Massachusetts Jul 13, 2019

    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...

  • Massachusetts Jul 12, 2019

    Over 1,600 Driver Licenses Suspended in Mass. Probe After Deadly NH Motorcycle Crash

    More than 1,600 Massachusetts drivers have had their licenses suspended following a Registry of Motor Vehicles review prompted by a deadly crash that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire. The unprocessed out-of-state violations were discovered in bins at registry headquarters and during a search of the agency’s archives dating back to 2011.

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