Officials identify 7 motorcyclists killed in New Hampshire crash

Author: CBS News
Credit: CBS Boston.

New Hampshire Deputy Attorney General Jane Young identified the seven motorcyclists who died Friday night when they were struck by a pickup truck towing a flatbed trailer. The crash happened around 6:30 p.m. when the truck and trailer collided with the group of 10 motorcycles on Route 2.

The victims have been identified as Joanne and Edward Corr, both 58 of Lakeville, Massachusetts; Michael Ferazzi, 62, of Contoocook, New Hampshire; Albert Mazza, 49, of Lee, New Hampshire; Daniel Pereira, 58, of Riverside, Rhode Island; Desma Oakes, 42, of Concord, New Hampshire; Aaron Perry, 45, of Farmington, New Hampshire.

They were members of Marine JarHeads MC, a motorcycle club that includes Marines and their spouses.

“I don’t think the word devastation can begin to describe the pain they’re in,” Young said of the victims’ families. Volodoymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, an employee of Westfield Transport, a company in Springfield, Massachusetts, has been identified as the driver of the pickup truck. The National Transportation Safety Board and police are investigating the crash.

Young said there is no update on the investigation and if Zhukovskyy will be charged.

“All I can tell you is it’s active and ongoing. There are dozens of agents and officers up in the area working every aspect of this case,” she said.

An online fundraising page has raised several hundred thousand dollars to pay for funeral expenses and medical bills.

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