Young Ukrainian with Criminal Record Who Killed Seven Biker Vets on Way to Charity Event in 2019 Found Not Guilty on All Charges
In June 2019 TGP reported on a terrible event in New Hampshire where a man who should have been deported killed 7 vets in a bike club.
On Friday, June 21st 2019 Jarheads MC was riding to a charity event at the local American Legion in Gorham, New Hampshire Post #82. The group was hit by a truck driver, Seven members were killed and three injured.
** A GoFundMe page was setup for the victims and their families.
Volodoymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, of West Springfield, Massachusetts, returned to New Hampshire this week where he faces negligent homicide charges.
Zhukovskyy was driving a pickup truck that collided Friday night with a group of motorcyclists, killing seven people and injuring three others. He was arrested in Massachusetts on Monday.
Zhukovskyy, an immigrant from Ukraine, has a long criminal record and should have been deported.
This never should have happened.
This week the trial was held and the young Ukrainian was set free.
A New Hampshire jury acquitted 26-year-old commercial trucker Volodymyr Zhukovskyy this week on all charges in the deaths of seven veteran motorcycle club members during a 2019 head-on collision.
While under the influence of illegal drugs, Zhukovskyy collided with a group of veteran motorcyclists known as Jarheads M.C. on June 21, 2019, killing seven, including U.S. Marine veterans, and injuring several others.
Those killed included Jarheads Motorcycle Club president Albert Mazza Jr., Edward and Jo-Ann Corr, Michael Ferazzi, Desma Oakes, Daniel Pereira and Aaron Perry.Zhukovskyy, who was driving a 2016 Dodge 2500 pickup truck, had allegedly crossed a double yellow line into oncoming traffic. According to a laboratory examination report Zhukovskyy tested positive for cocaine, fentanyl and opiates following the crash.
Zhukovskyy was also reportedly reaching for a drink at the time of the crash.
Zhukovskyy was charged with seven counts of manslaughter, seven counts of negligent homicide and one count of reckless conduct.
After a 12-day trial, a jury at the Coos County Superior Court in Lancaster returned “not guilty” verdicts on all charges.
Judge Peter H. Bornstein of Superior Court dismissed eight drug and alcohol charges against Zhukovskyy during the trial. Bornstein argued that there was insufficient evidence for a jury to find beyond a reasonable doubt that Zhukovskyy had been impaired at the time of the crash.
The defense claimed that one of the bikers was drunk and caused the crash despite Zhukovskyy claiming he caused the crash according to reports and prosecutors claiming the drunk biker story was garbage.