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N.H. State Police

More than a month after a crash in New Hampshire that killed seven motorcyclists, the National Transportation Safety Board has issued a report that provides no fresh clues as to what caused 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 Volodymyr Zhukovskyy crashed into the bikers in Randolph.



The Massachusetts attorney general's office has opened an investigation into the trucking company that employed the driver charged in the deaths of seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire.

A spokeswoman for Attorney General Maura Healey confirmed Tuesday an investigation into Westfield Transport Inc. She couldn't comment further because the probe is ongoing.

Sean Hurley for NHPR

The seven bikers killed in a June car crash will be memorialized in a motorcycle ride from Laconia to Randolph on Saturday. 


More than 1,000 motorcyclists from all over New England are estimated to participate in the ride and pay their respects to what bikers are dubbing “the Fallen 7.”

Sean Hurley

The head of the Massachusetts motor vehicle division resigned Tuesday for that agency's failure to terminate the commercial driving license of a man whose collision with a group of motorcyclists in New Hampshire on Friday left seven people dead.

Listen: Reporter Todd Bookman talks with NHPR's Peter Biello about the latest updates in this story:

That driver shouldn't have had a license, but officials in Massachusetts are now blaming a bureaucratic error.

Don Treeger/The Republican via AP, Pool

The 23-year old man facing seven counts of negligent homicide for his role in a devastating crash in Randolph last week entered a plea of not guilty on Tuesday. 

Prosecutors allege that Volodoymyr Zhukovskyy was driving “erratically” when his 2016 Dodge 2500 pick-up truck that was towing a trailer crossed the double-yellow line on Route 2 in the tiny New Hampshire town north of the White Mountains.

Sean Hurley for NHPR

Monday 3:55pm

The driver of a pick-up truck involved in Friday’s crash in Randolph that killed seven motorcyclists appeared in a Massachusetts courtroom this afternoon.

Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, is facing seven counts of negligent homicide for his role in crash on Route 2 in the northern New Hampshire town.

Massachusetts State Police arrested Zhukovskyy this morning at his home in West Springfield, Massachusetts. During a brief hearing in Springfield District Court, he waived extradition and was transferred into the custody of New Hampshire law enforcement.

Lois Hurley

Officials continue to investigate the cause of a crash between a pickup truck and 10 motorcycles Friday evening.  Seven people were killed in the crash in the town of Randolph. Throughout the weekend, the crash site drew those who wanted to pay their respects to the victims.

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Updated at 10:20 p.m. Saturday

Authorities are asking the public for information about the moments before a pickup truck collided with 10 motorcycles in Randolph Friday night, killing seven riders.

Four Motorcyclists Die In One Day

Jun 15, 2012

With Laconia Bike Week underway four motorcyclists were killed in separate crashes Friday including one in the North Country, according to news releases from the state police.

The latest occurred about 4:15 on the Everett Turnpike near Exit 8 in Nashua. Police said Michael Loverme, 24, of Merrimack, lost control of his motorcycle, crashed and died of “severe trauma.” The accident in the North Country occurred on Route 16 near Dummer Pond Road about 3:15 p.m.