Update on Motorcycle Crash That Killed Seven Bikers
LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — The owner of a company that employs the truck driver identified as involved in a deadly collision with motorcycles says he can't reach the driver.
Dartanyan Gasanov is the owner of Westfield Transport of Springfield, Massachusetts. He told The Boston Globe on Saturday that Volodoymyr Zhukovskyy "doesn't answer the phone calls."
Authorities say the 23-year-old Zhukovskyy was driving a pickup that collided with a group of 10 motorcycles in rural New Hampshire on Friday. Seven bikers were killed.
New Hampshire Deputy Attorney General Jane Young says Zhukovskyy survived and didn't need to be hospitalized.
No one has been criminally charged. Gasanov told The Globe he planned to speak with investigators Monday.
A phone listing for Zhukovskyy couldn't be found.
7 Dead In Truck & Motorcycles Crash
RANDOLPH, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on crash involving a truck and several motorcycles in New Hampshire (all times local):
Update: 11:45 pm, June 21st:
State police have confirmed that seven people have died in a crash in New Hampshire between a truck and several motorcycles.
The crash Friday evening occurred on a rural two-lane highway in Randolph and witnesses described a "devastating" scene as bystanders tried to help. Police only would that a 2016 Dodge 2500 collide with the riders.
Along with the seven dead, state police said two additional people were transported to the Androscoggin Valley Hospital and one was airlifted to Maine Medical. Police said they could not provide the identities of the dead until next of kin have been notified.
The entire stretch of highway was closed Friday evening, the New Hampshire Department of Transportation warned.
Update: 8:32 pm, June 21st:
Police are at the scene of a crash involving motorcycles and a pickup truck on a New Hampshire highway.
State police declined to release details Friday evening about the crash on U.S. 2 in Randolph. But witnesses described a horrific scene.
Rich Wallingford is the owner of a nearby inn. He says he saw several bodies covered with blankets, motorcycles scattered on the pavement, and a damaged pickup and trailer.
He says "it's a very sad night."
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation warned the entire stretch of highway was closed Friday evening.