A new memorial bears the names of the seven members of a Marine motorcycle club who were killed in a deadly crash in New Hampshire nearly two years ago.
The Jarheads Motorcycle Club, made up of U.S. Marine Corps veterans and their spouses, unveiled the memorial Saturday near the crash site on Route 2 in Randolph.
Edward and Jo-Ann Corr, a couple from Lakeville, Massachusetts, were among the seven victims of the crash. The other victims were Michael Ferazzi, of Contoocook, New Hampshire; Albert Mazza, of Lee, New Hampshire; Desma Oakes, of Concord, New Hampshire; Aaron Perry, of Farmington, New Hampshire; and Daniel Pereira, of Riverside, Rhode Island.
The victims and other members of the Jarheads MC were out for a ride on June 21, 2019, when they were struck by a truck and trailer traveling in the opposite direction.
The driver of that truck and trailer, Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, of West Springfield, Massachusetts, has been charged with causing their deaths and is currently awaiting trial. He pleaded not guilty to multiple counts of negligent homicide and driving under the influence.
According to documents released from the National Transportation Safety Board, Zhukovskyy told authorities he had a drug problem, regularly used heroin and cocaine but believed he was not impaired at the time of the crash.
Erin Deveney, the head of the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles at the time, resigned less than a week after the deadly crash. According to officials, the Massachusetts RMV did not act on information provided by the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles regarding a May 11 incident that should have triggered the termination of Zhukovskyy’s commercial driver’s license.
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