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Jury deliberations in the New Hampshire trial of a truck driver charged with killing seven motorcyclists began Tuesday, with closing statements stating who was more likely to win. The question arose as to whether they were "everywhere". Witnesses accused of contradicting each other, turning back and forth across the road.
Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, his 26-year-old from Springfield, Massachusetts, was a member of his club on a Marine Corps motorcycle on June 21, 2019 in an accident that killed seven of him. has been charged with manslaughter, manslaughter and reckless conduct in connection with
Massachusetts truck driver crash kills 7 motorcyclists Appears in New Hampshire trial
Prosecutors say , heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine that day repeatedly turned back and forth before the head-on collision and told police he was the cause. Having dismissed the case, his attorneys blamed lead biker Albert "Woody" Mazza, who was one of the dead.
``He was drunk. Vlad Zhukovsky is innocent," the defense attorney said. Jay Duguay said in his closing remarks:
"There is no doubt that this accident was a tragedy," Duguay said. "But I am not here to judge whether this was a tragedy." accused prosecutors of ignoring the conflicting Meanwhile, an expert hired by the defense testified that the collision occurred on the center line of the road and that Mazza's motorcycle was heading in that direction, even though the truck was in the middle of the lane. 26}
Volodymyr Zhukovsky entering court in Coos County On July 25, 2022, the Lancaster, New Hampshire Superior Court acquitted him of multiple counts of negligent homicide, manslaughter, reckless conduct, and driving under the influence of an accident. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Poole)
"From the beginning of this investigation, the state was determined about what happened. But that's okay," said Mr. Duguay, also highlighting discrepancies between eyewitness accounts, or conflicting eyewitnesses.
They remembered and remembered what they claimed to have seen,” the report states.
In particular, Duguay suggested that members of the Jarheads Motorcycle Club "hide" their accounts to protect Mazza and the club. Prosecutor Scott Chase acknowledged some inconsistencies, but asked the jurors to remember the situation. and comforting the dying.This was not story time," he said. "They were talking here about the most unimaginable chaos, trauma, death and carnage we could even imagine three years later. They were talking about hell opening."
Witnesses consistently described the truck swaying back and forth before the crash, he claimed. Continued, said Chase.
"That's what stopped him. It's not like he started paying attention or making a responsible decision to do the right thing," he said. "The only thing that stopped him was the embankment after he tore up a group of motorcycles." , called it a "frivolous diversion" and reminded jurors that Zhukovsky, who did not testify at trial, told investigators, "Obviously, I caused the crash."
"He made it clear from the start that he caused this crash," Chase said. "It happened, so that's what he said."
The deceased motorcyclist was from New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and was 42 years old. From the age he was 62 years old. 2 in Randolph.
New Hampshire crash that killed 7 was at fault of drunk biker, not truck driver, defense attorneys claim
New Hampshire; Edward and Joan Corr, a married couple from Lakeville, Massachusetts. Michael Ferrazzi of Contooke, New Hampshire. Desma Oakes from Concord, New Hampshire. Daniel Pereira of Riverside, Rhode Island. Aaron Perry of Farmington, New Hampshire.