Lawyers for a pickup truck driver charged with causing the deaths of seven motorcyclists and the severe injury of a local Dalton rider have appealed to the state Supreme Court after a judge rejected their third request for a bail hearing.

In June of 2019, Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 25, of Springfield, MA, was driving in New Hampshire when he allegedly plowed into a group of riders from the Jarheads Motorcycle club including Josh Morin of Dalton. Seven people were killed as a result and the Morin suffered a multitude of severe, life-altering injuries. Five months after the accident Morin came on Slater & Marjo in the Morning to discuss his life since the accident.

Zhukovskyy now faces multiple counts of negligent homicide, manslaughter, driving under the influence, and reckless conduct in the June 21, 2019, crash. He has remained in jail since entering a not guilty plea.

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In 2020 Zhukovskyy told authorities he had a drug problem and regularly used heroin and cocaine, but believed he was not impaired at the time of the crash.

 

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Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.

 

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