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Truck Driver in Horrific New Hampshire Crash Arrested

Collision left 7 bikers dead
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 24, 2019 3:23 PM CDT
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This photo provided by Miranda Thompson shows the scene where several motorcycles and a pickup truck collided on a rural, two-lane highway Friday, June 21, 2019 in Randolph, NH.   (Miranda Thompson via AP)

(Newser) – The truck driver in the horrific New Hampshire crash that left seven motorcycle drivers and passengers dead was arrested Monday, Boston.com reports. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, was driving the Dodge 2500 pickup that collided with a group of bikers Friday night in Randolph. The incident also left three people injured. Zhukovskyy, an employee of Springfield, Massachusetts-based Westfield Transport, was towing a flatbed trailer at the time. Further details of the accident remain under investigation, but Zhukovskyy told WMUR over the weekend, "I'm feeling shocked. It happened so fast."

Zhukovskyy was arrested on a fugitive from justice charge based off the arrest warrant charging him with seven counts of negligent homicide that was issued Monday, prosecutors said. He was taken into custody at his Massachusetts home; appearing in front of a judge Monday, he waived his extradition and will return to New Hampshire to face charges, WMUR reports. Police say a large number of packets suspected to contain heroin were found at his house, WBUR reports; if drugs are found he could face additional charges. Meanwhile, all seven victims have been identified; the Union-Leader has details. (The bikers were on their way to an American Legion event.)

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