SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Two Springfield men have been charged in federal court amid an investigation into the 2019 crash in Randolph, N.H. that left seven motorcyclists dead.
Dunyadar Gasanov, 36, and Dartanayan Gasanov, 35, are charged with falsifying driving logs, instructing others to do so, and making false statements to investigators.
The two men owned for-hire interstate motor carrier Westfield Transport. Investigators began reviewing the company after one of their vehicles was found to be involved in the deadly crash.
Dartanayan Gasanov was arrested Friday morning. However, Dunyadar Gasanov is currently wanted by law enforcement.
The two are accused of falsifying driving logs between May 3, 2019 and June 23, 2019 to “evade federal regulations designed to ensure the safety of roadways and drivers,” according to U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling.
Additionally, Dunyadar Gasanov is accused of asking at least one employee to falsify records “thereby exceeding the number of permissible driving hours, and then made a false statement to a federal inspector regarding the manipulation of recording devices that track drivers’ on and off duty hours in order to evade regulations,” according to Lelling.
Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, the man accused of causing the crash that left the seven motorcyclists dead, was driving for Westfield Transport at the time.
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