The driver involved in a New Hampshire crash that left seven motorcycle riders dead was arrested at his Massachusetts home Monday.
Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, was arrested on a fugitive from justice charge by Massachusetts State Police troopers at 90 Newbridge St. in West Springfield, according to New Hampshire authorities.
An arrest warrant was issued in New Hampshire Monday, charging Zhukovskyy with seven counts of negligent homicide.
The charges are in connection with the horrific crash Friday in Randolph, New Hampshire.
Massachusetts State Police said troopers also “located in the defendant’s residence wax packets containing a residue suspected of being heroin.” He has not been charged with a drug offense at this time, but authorities will test the residue at the State Crime Lab, state police said.
If the residue tests positive for drugs, Zhukovskyy will face charges, state police said.
A husband and wife from Lakeville, Massachusetts, were among the seven people killed in the Friday night crash.
Jo-Ann and Edward Corr, both 58, of Lakeville, who were riding together on one bike died in the crash that took the lives of seven members of the Jarheads MC, a motorcycle club made up of U.S. Marine Corps veterans and their spouses, said Jane Young, New Hampshire Deputy Attorney General.
Massachusetts couple Jo-Ann and Edward Corr among 7 killed in New Hampshire motorcycle crash
Two of the seven lived in Massachusetts. The others lived in Maine and Rhode Island.
Two people from Massachusetts, Joshua Morin, 45, of Dalton, and Steve Lewis, 58, of Brimfield, were also injured in the crash. They are both expected to live.
Four people from New Hampshire and a Rhode Island man were also identified as those killed in the crash.
A GoFundMe account was started to help the families.
The motorcycle riders were struck by a pickup truck towing an empty trailer.
Coos County Attorney John McCormick said Zhukovskyy was driving a black 2016 Dodge 2500 pickup truck with an attached trailer designed for carrying cars. He was traveling west and the motorcyclists were traveling east on Route 2 Friday night.
Zhukovskyy, who works for Westfield Transport in Springfield, told WMUR in a telephone interview that, “It was a big tragedy” and “I’m trying to process this with my family.”
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