The Latest: Mass RMV head resigns over crash that killed 7

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly collision between a truck and motorcycles in rural New Hampshire (all times local): 8:40 p.m. The head of the Massachusetts motor vehicle division has resigned for failing to terminate the commercial driving license of man whose collision with a group of motorcyclists in New Hampshire left […]

Massachusetts lawmakers to study Registry of Motor Vehicles

The Legislature’s Committee on Transportation announced Monday that it is planning to hold an oversight hearing in July to conduct a public examination of what it called ‘the management, notice and record-keeping issues’ at the Registry of Motor Vehicles.

Memorial service to be held in honor of 7 killed in motorcycle crash

FOXBORO, Mass. (WPRI) — A memorial service will be held at Gillette Stadium Saturday, in honor of the seven people killed in the devastating motorcycle crash last month. The service is being hosted by the Marine JarHeads MC, which all the victims were members of. The seven bikers were killed last month when a pickup truck […]

Police release bodycam footage of West Springfield driver’s Texas arrest

BAYTOWN, Texas (WWLP) – Police in Texas have released bodycam footage of the February arrest of the West Springfield driver involved in a New Hampshire crash that killed seven motorcyclists. Twenty-three-year-old Volodymyr Zhukovskyy was arrested in Baytown Texas on February 11 after officers found a crack pipe on him. Baytown Police Lt., Steve Dorris, told […]

Lawmakers suspend inquiry into motor vehicle agency

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers opened and then abruptly suspended their inquiry Monday into troubles at the state motor vehicle department that were exposed by a crash that killed seven motorcyclists. The Legislature’s Joint Committee on Transportation voted to recess just minutes into its oversight hearing after Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration didn’t make some state […]

Scandal-related license suspensions now surpass +5,000

The number of drivers who saw licenses suspended in the wake of a Registry of Motor Vehicles scandal has doubled over the past month to more than 5,000 in a combination of old and new cases, officials said Monday.

Registry scandal deepens on two fronts

The Registry of Motor Vehicles has not only been failing to review out-of-state driver violations, but has often failed to warn other states about infractions in Massachusetts.

Motor vehicle head resigns over fatal crash that killed 7

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The head of the Massachusetts motor vehicle division has resigned after her agency failed to terminate the commercial driving license of a man whose collision with a group of motorcyclists on a rural New Hampshire road left seven bikers dead. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to seven counts of […]

Union bashes firm for naming employees in RMV audit

As questions continue to swirl over who knew what and when about persistent record-keeping failures at the Registry of Motor Vehicles, the unionrepresenting two RMV employees slammed a national audit firm for naming them in a summary of its investigation.

‘Tough to lose your brothers’: Funerals held for bikers

The Jarheads, a group of about 80 bikers and their supporters from across New England, served as a second family and a refuge for the members, many who left the service but still craved the brotherhood they discovered in the Marines.

‘Tough to lose your brothers’: Funerals held for bikers

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A motorcyclist who was among seven killed in a collision with a pickup truck last week was a family man, proud Marine and dedicated public servant, mourners said Friday at a funeral that drew about 200 people, including leather-clad bikers and law enforcement officers. The funeral for Michael Ferazzi, 62, of […]

Driver with record charged with 7 homicides in biker crash

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The driver of a pickup truck in a fiery collision on a rural New Hampshire highway that killed seven motorcyclists was charged Monday with seven counts of negligent homicide, and records show he was stopped on suspicion of drunken driving last month and in 2013. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, was arrested Monday […]

Internal audit of RMV continues

A Registry of Motor Vehicles employee has admitted to investigators that he looked at several driving profiles of people who should have had their licenses suspended, but since he was never trained on the procedure, he took no action and moved on.

Audit: RMV saw notice about driver before fatal NH crash

The electronic notification should have triggered the suspension of Volodymyr Zhukovskyy’s Massachusetts commercial license, but the RMV employee took no action and closed out of his driving record after only seven seconds

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