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Bikers say their farewells to those killed in fiery crash

A motorcycle passes as a woman leaves flowers at the scene of a fatal accident on Route 2 in Randolph, N.H., Saturday, June 22, 2019. Investigators pleaded Saturday for members of the public to come forward with information that could help them determine why a pickup truck hauling a trailer collided with a group of motorcycles on a rural highway. (Paul Hayes/Caledonian-Record via AP)

PLYMOUTH, Mass. — A week after a fiery collision left seven motorcyclists dead, mourners will gather across New England to say their final goodbyes to several of the bikers.

Funerals will be held Friday for 62-year-old Michael Ferazzi, of Contoocook, New Hampshire, and 58-year-old Daniel Pereira, of Riverside, Rhode Island. Visitation will be held for 42-year-old Desma Oakes of Concord, New Hampshire, followed by a celebration of life Saturday.

The two Friday funerals are expected to feature a strong presence from the JarHeads, a New England motorcycle club they belonged to that also includes former Marines and their spouses.

Volodymyr Zhukovskyy was driving a pickup with a flatbed trailer attached when he collided with the motorcycles in Randolph, investigators said. The 23-year-old Zhukovskyy is being held without bail in Coos County jail. He pleaded not guilty Tuesday. He has a history of traffic arrests.


Associated Press writer Patrick Whittle in Portland, Maine contributed to this report.

Michael Casey, The Associated Press