According to reports, the police say that Zhukovskyy crashed an 18-wheeler in Texas about two weeks before the crash in New Hampshire that left seven people dead. In addition, just a few months before rolling over an 18-wheeler, Zhukovskyy was found with a crack pipe in one of his pockets.
His company, Western Transport, still decided to let him drive after the Texas crash. This company reportedly has a poor record with drivers, who get written up almost four times as much as the national average. Zhukovskyy has now been charged with negligent homicide and as a green card holder may face deportation back to his home country of Ukraine.
Zhukovskyy was not cited for the Texas accident, telling authorities that he was only swerving to miss a car that had cut him off. However, he currently faces preventative detention for his driving record including an OUI arrest in Connecticut.
According to NBC News, a pickup truck hauling a trailer crashed into a group of 10 motorcyclists after turning left onto a two-lane highway. The crash resulted in an explosion that left seven of the 10 motorcyclists dead.
Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, the driver of the truck, was arrested while the investigation of the cause of the collision is underway. He faces charges of homicide.
Zhukovskyy had been brought in on other charges before most notably for driving drunk. The group of motorcyclists belonged to a club for ex-Marines.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2016:
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