CONCORD, NH – Deputy Attorney General Jane E. Young, Coos County Attorney John McCormick and New Hampshire State Police Colonel Christopher J. Wagner on Sunday announced the names and cause of death of the seven victims in the fatal accident in Randolph on June 21, 2019.
The seven victims are:
- Michael Ferazzi, 62, of Contoocook
- Albert Mazza, 59, of Lee
- Daniel Pereira, 58, of Riverside, RI
- Joanne & Edward Corr, 58, of Lakeville, MA
- Desma Oakes, 42, of Concord
- Aaron Perry, 45, of Farmington
New Hampshire Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Jennie Duval has determined that all seven individuals died as a result of blunt trauma.
On Saturday authorities released the name of the driver of a pick-up truck involved in the crash that also involved several motorcyclists. Volodoymyr Zhukovsky, 23, of West Springfield, MA., was operating a 2016 Dodge pick-up truck which was hauling a car trailer as he drove west on Route 2. Volodoymyr struck approximately 10 motorcycles which were traveling east on Route 2, resulting in seven fatalities and three injuries.
They also confirmed that among the dead and injured were members and supporters of the Jarheads Motorcycle Club, a service club made up of active-duty and honorably discharged Marines, who were en route to a charity event at the American Legion post in Gorham at the time of the crash.
According to a story posted on Time.com, about 400 motorcyclists gathered Sunday for what had been a planned “Blessing of the Bikes in Columbia, NH, an event that grew in numbers of attendees far beyond what had been expected, as it became a memorial service for the seven motorcyclists.
“When they fall, we all fall,” said Laura Cardinal, Vice President of the Manchester Motorcycle Club. “Those families, they’re going to go through a lot now. They have a new world ahead of them.”
The investigation into the circumstances surrounding the accident continues to be active and ongoing.