Driver who plowed into motorcyclists charged in all 7 deaths

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The driver of a pickup truck that plowed into a group of motorcyclists in New Hampshire has been charged with seven counts of homicide.

Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, was arrested near his home in West Springfield, Massachusetts, Monday morning, Jane Young, deputy attorney general for New Hampshire, said in a press release.

Zhukovskyy was taken into custody on a fugitive from justice charge, based on an arrest warrant issued Monday charging him with seven counts of negligent homicide, Young said.

PHOTO: This photo provided by Miranda Thompson shows the scene where several motorcycles and a pickup truck collided on a rural highway on June 21, 2019, in Randolph, N.H.Miranda Thompson/AP
This photo provided by Miranda Thompson shows the scene where several motorcycles and a pickup truck collided on a rural highway on June 21, 2019, in Randolph, N.H.

The victims were hit by a Ford 2500 truck while driving on Route 2 in Randolph, New Hampshire, a few miles from Mount Washington on Friday afternoon, according to New Hampshire State Police.

The group contained seven motorcyclists, The Associated Press reported. Three people who were injured in the accident were transported to area hospitals.

PHOTO: This photo provided by Miranda Thompson shows the scene where several motorcycles and a pickup truck collided on a rural highway on June 21, 2019, in Randolph, N.HMiranda Thompson/AP
This photo provided by Miranda Thompson shows the scene where several motorcycles and a pickup truck collided on a rural highway on June 21, 2019, in Randolph, N.H

The ages of the victims ranged from 42 to 62, according to officials. All seven victims died of blunt trauma, said New Hampshire Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Jennie Duval.

PHOTO: Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, stands during his arraignment in Hampton District Court on June 24, 2019, in Springfield, Mass. Zhukovskyy, the driver of a truck that killed seven motorcyclists, was charged Monday with seven counts of negligent homicide.Don Treeger/The Republican via AP, Pool
Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, stands during his arraignment in Hampton District Court on June 24, 2019, in Springfield, Mass. Zhukovskyy, the driver of a truck that killed seven motorcyclists, was charged Monday with seven counts of negligent homicide.

Photos from the scene of the accident shows pieces of several smashed motorcycles scattered throughout the highway. Skid marks were visible for several hundred feet on the road, The Associated Press reported.

Zhukovskyy was arraigned in Springfield Monday afternoon. He pleaded not guilty on the fugitive of justice charge, and waived his extradition to New Hampshire, where he will face murder charges.

ABC News could not immediately reach Zhukovskyy or his attorney for comment.

ABC News’ Leonardo Mayorga, Mark Osborne and Ben Stein contributed to this report.