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Witnesses testify at Zhukovskyy trial


by Tara Giles
Sports reporter - Coos County Democrat and Berlin Reporter
November 18, 2021
LANCASTER — During the summer of 2019, in Randolph, seven people lost their lives after allegedly being struck by a truck operated by 25-year-old Volodymyr Zhukovskyy of Massachusetts. Last Tuesday at Lancaster Superior Court, witnesses gave testimony regarding the timeline of the truck's path before striking the individuals on the motorcyclists.

Zhukovskyy's defense team stated that the testimony did not prove it was the same vehicle as witnesses described seeing. Those witnesses included three firefighters from Littleton who responded to a tree down on Interstate 93. Another witness included an individual who was traveling on Route 2. All said they saw the truck Zhukovskyy was driving. One account stated that he saw the truck with the trailer move halfway into his lane before pulling back and correcting himself.

Zhukovskyy had recently lose his license in Connecticut for driving under the influence two months prior to the crash. A request to pull his license from Massachusetts was not yet processed.

The 25-year-old pleaded not guilty to charges of manslaughter, driving under the influence, negligent homicide and reckless conduct, and will be in court on Nov. 29.

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