Witnesses: Truck veered off road before striking bikers

This May 11, 2019 booking photo released by the East Windsor Police Department shows Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, after he was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in East Windsor, Conn.

CONCORD, N.H. — Witness accounts of a June crash that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire say the driver of a truck veered into the opposite lane of traffic at least twice before colliding with the oncoming bikers.

A police affidavit unsealed Tuesday says Volodymyr Zhukovskyy was driving erratically on westbound Route 2 on June 21. A man driving behind him said he remembered "dust being kicked up" when the truck and attached trailer went over the shoulder before the driver corrected the action. The man said the truck eventually "plowed" into the eastbound motorcyclists.

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The 23-year-old Zhukovskyy, of West Springfield, Massachusetts, has pleaded not guilty to negligent homicide in the crash.

The seven who died were members of the Jarheads Motorcycle Club, a New England group that includes Marines and their spouses.

>> Read the full affidavit here