Driver pleads not guilty in wreck that killed 7 motorcyclists

 Volodymyr Zhukovskyy
Volodymyr Zhukovskyy (WCAX)
Published: Jun. 25, 2019 at 12:03 PM EDT
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The driver accused of killing seven motorcyclists in a New Hampshire crash has pleaded not guilty to charges of negligent homicide.

Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, of West Springfield, Massachusetts, waived his right to an arraignment, which was set for Tuesday afternoon.

Police say Zhukovskyy was driving erratically and towing a flatbed trailer in Randolph, New Hampshire, Friday when his truck crossed the center line and hit a group of motorcycles.

Aaron Perry, 45, Desma Oakes, 42, Joanne and Edward Corr, both 58, Albert Mazza, 59, Michael Ferazzi, 62, and Daniel Pereira, 58, were killed in the wreck.

Zhukovskyy faces seven counts of negligent homicide.

He was arrested at his Massachusetts home Monday and arrived in New Hampshire Monday night. He's being held in West Stewartstown because prosecutors say his driving record, which includes past DUI arrests, makes him a danger to himself or the public.

Trial has been set for November and December.