New Hampshire crash kills seven, including former US Marines

Monday, June 24, 2019

On Friday, on Route 2 in Randolph, New Hampshire, United States, a pickup truck and a group of ten motorcycles collided, the truck catching fire in the process. The incident left seven motorcyclists dead; the official cause of death reportedly was "blunt trauma." The victims were reportedly members and supporters of the motorcycle club Marine JarHeads MC, which includes both veterans of the United States Marines and their spouses.

According to Coös County Attorney John McCormick on Saturday, the truck driver was identified as commercial driver Volodoymyr Zhukovskyy. The pickup had been towing a flatbed trailer. The deceased victims were officially identified as Michael Ferazzi, Albert Mazza, Desma Oakes, Aaron Perry, Daniel Pereira, and Joanne and Edward Corr. Three other cyclists were hospitalized.

After the names of the victims were released, New Hampshire governor Chris Sununu declared flags would be flown at half-mast on Monday — today — in their honor. A memorial was held for the group as part of a Blessing of the Bikes ceremony this weekend in Columbia, New Hampshire. Marine Corps and United States flags were also left at and near the scene of the crash. As of Saturday the crash was being investigated by both state police and the National Transportation Safety Board, and as of yesterday no arrests nor charges were reported. A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to pay for funeral costs and medical expenses.

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