Deadly NH Motorcycle Crash: Indictments Filed Against Driver 3 Months After

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Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, of West Springfield, was indicted on 23 charges including reckless manslaughter, DUI negligent homicide and aggravated DWI

The Massachusetts man who's pleaded not guilty to negligent homicide in the June crash that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire has been officially indicted on 23 charges.

Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, of West Springfield, was indicted Thursday on various counts of reckless manslaughter, DUI negligent homicide, aggravated DWI and reckless conduct in the June 21 crash in Randolph, New Hampshire.

An affidavit unsealed earlier this month revealed police investigating the crash had interviewed several witnesses who had claimed to have seen Zhukovskyy's pickup truck swerving on Route 2 before the incident. The document also noted that several calls were made to emergency responders to report Zhukovskyy's reckless driving.

Zhukovskyy crashed into members of the Massachusetts chapter of the JarHeads Motorcycle Club killing seven and injuring several others. Investigators have said Zhukovskyy's Dodge pickup truck was towing a flatbed trailer as it traveled west on Route 2 when it crossed into the eastbound lane and collided with the group.

In the weeks prior to the crash, officials in Connecticut had twice notified the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles about a drunken driving arrest against Zhukovskyy. Despite the alerts, Zhukovskyy's license was not suspended.

A video bail hearing for Zhukovskyy will be held Nov. 5 at Coos County Superior Court in Lancaster.

If convicted of all charges, Zhukovskyy could face up to 378 years in prison.

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