Robert Kraft donates $100,000 to families of bikers killed in N.H. crash

Sam Cohn
July 16, 2019 - 3:11 pm

Patriots owner Robert Kraft has pledged to donate $100,000 to help the families of seven motorcyclists who were killed in a horrific crash last month in New Hampshire.

The seven killed were members of the Jarheads Motorcycle Club, a motorcycle group of U.S. Marine Corps veterans and their spouses. Kraft attended the group’s meeting to celebrate the victims’ lives at Gillette Stadium, where he announced the generous donation to the crowdfunding campaign in front of more than a thousand club members.

The Jarheads Motorcycle Club launched the campaign earlier this month in an effort to assist the victims' families and is expected to move past $650,000 raised with Kraft's donation.

The seven bikers were killed when a pickup truck with a trailed crashed into their group on Route 2 in Randolph, New Hampshire on June 21. The man driving the truck, Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, was not injured in the accident but was arrested days later for a fugitive of justice charge and faces seven counts of negligent homicide. 

It’s important to note the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles failed to suspend his license after Connecticut officials twice alerted Massachusetts about a drunken driving arrest. 

“We are all Patriots and you are the true Patriots,” said Kraft after announcing the generous donation.