Randolph, NH – Seven people were killed and three others injured in New Hampshire when a pickup truck slammed into bikers with the Marine Jarheads MTC club on Friday. The incident happened on Route 2 at around 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
UPDATE Monday via Fox: “Volodoymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, is now facing seven counts of negligent homicide after being taken into custody this morning in West Springfield, the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office announced.”
The Marine Jarheads MTC Club is made up of both active duty and veteran Marines. The club was on their way to a “Blessing of the Motorcycles” gathering in northern New Hampshire that had not been held for a few years.
A 2016 Dodge 2500 pickup truck was travelling West when it collided with several members of the Marine Jarheads motorcycle club who were travelling East on Route 2. The crash happened about 500 feet from where some of the club members were staying, according to the Union Leader.
“Initial reports were that it involved a pickup truck and several motorcycles. Upon arrival we found that there were a large number of motorcycles that were involved in the accident as was the pickup truck. We were able to confirm that we have seven fatalities at this point.” Capt. Chris Vetter, New Hampshire State Police
Two of the injured were taken to Androscoggin Valley Hospital, the other airlifted to Maine Medical Center. The names of the victims have not been released pending notification of kin.
Bystanders raced for blankets, tourniquets and first aid kits, but for many, it was too late. The owner of a Bed and Breakfast where one of the bikers was staying, Jerry Hamanne, told news outlets that he and a doctor ran to the scene only to find motorcycles and bodies scattered everywhere.
“It was so devastating to see the bodies on the road. My God, I don’t want to see something like this again.” Jerry HamanneFox
Friends of the victims involved in last night’s deadly Randolph crash return to the scene to place American flags down in honor of the 7 who lost their lives. via @TimCalWMUR pic.twitter.com/pfRyORK0Qn— WMUR TV (@WMUR9) June 22, 2019
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