Thousands will ride to honor bikers killed in New Hampshire crash


This photo provided by Miranda Thompson shows the scene where several motorcycles and a pickup truck collided on a rural, two-lane highway Friday, June 21, 2019 in Randolph, N.H. New Hampshire State Police said a 2016 Dodge 2500 pickup truck collided with the riders on U.S. 2 Friday evening. The cause of the deadly collision is not yet known. The pickup truck was on fire when emergency crews arrived. (Miranda Thompson via AP)

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Thousands of motorcyclists are expected to take to New Hampshire roadways to honor seven bikers killed in a collision with a pickup truck last month.

Organizers of the Ride For the Fallen 7 say the event scheduled Saturday started out as a way for some riders to remember the bikers with a ride to the crash site in Randolph.

But word spread, and now there’s expected to be possibly 5,000 riders making the 90-mile (145-kilometer) trip from a Laconia bar to Randolph. A memorial service will be held at a motel where the bikers stayed.

The bikers were killed last month when a pickup truck hauling a flatbed trailer crashed into the group. The pickup driver, 23-year-old Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, pleaded not guilty to negligent homicide and remains behind bars.

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