LANCASTER, N.H. (WWLP) – A 23-year-old man from West Springfield has pleaded not guilty to negligent homicide in connection with a deadly crash in New Hampshire Friday.
Volodymyr Zhukovskyy waived his right to be at the Coos County Superior Court Tuesday during his arraignment. According to court documents, Zhukovskyy entered a plea of not guilty to seven counts of negligent homicide in connection with the crash.
Court documents show that Zhukovskyy is being held following his plea, but did not say where. Documents cite Zhukovskyy’s driving and criminal history as a reason for him not being released.
He also agreed to follow several conditions in the event he is released in the future. The conditions include not contacting the victim’s family, staying in New Hampshire, not possessing a firearm, not using drugs and/or alcohol, surrendering his passport, and not driving.
He was sent to New Hampshire on Monday afternoon following an arraignment in Springfield District Court where he pleaded not guilty to a fugitive from justice charge.
He was driving a truck for Westfield Transport in Randolph New Hampshire when he collided with 10 motorcyclists. Seven were killed, and three others were injured.
In Massachusetts, he could be facing additional charges.
State Police Spokesman David Procopio told 22News, when troopers arrested Zhukovskyy at his home in West Springfield on Monday, they found packets containing a powder they believe to be heroin.
Procopio said if the substance tests positive for heroin, Zhukovosyy will be charged accordingly.
Not Guilty Plea and Arraignment Waiver: