Jury Finds Voldomyr Zhukovskyy Not Guilty In Randolph, N.H. Fatal Crash

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LANCASTER, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) — On Tuesday, a jury in northern New Hampshire has found 26-year-old Volodymyr Zhukovskyy of West Springfield not guilty on the multiple felony charges related to a 2019 crash in Randolph that killed seven motorcyclists off .

Zhukovskyy was acquitted of all seven charges of manslaughter, seven counts of negligent homicide, and one count of reckless conduct in Lancaster's Coos County Superior Court.

The defendant was accused of using drugs like heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine on the day of the incident, but the judge dismissed related charges as the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles never processed a suspension notice from Connecticut. The mishap led to the discovery of 10,000 unprocessed notices, and the resignation of registrar Erin Deveney.

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A 2019 report found that the victims in the crash were members or supporters of the Jarheads Motorcycle Club, who were on their way on an annual trip when the crash happened on the two-lane highway.

Though the National Transportation Safety Board found drug use Zhukovskyy, the Public Defender argued the president of the JMC was intoxicated and to blame for the incident.

WBZ's Karyn Regal (@Karynregal) reports.

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