New Hampshire's Division of Motor Vehicles plans to suspend the licenses of nearly 4,000 drivers as part of a review following a collision that killed seven motorcyclists in the state.
Republican Gov. Chris Sununu said the review released Wednesday led authorities to eliminate a backlog of notifications that dated back to July 2016. Authorities blamed the backlog on the lack of automation.
More than 2,900 drivers will have their licenses suspended as a result of in-state court rulings and the remainder due to infractions in other states.
A pickup truck collided with the motorcyclists on June 21. The driver, 23-year-old Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, of West Springfield, Massachusetts, pleaded not guilty to negligent homicide. Officials say Zhukovskyy's license in Massachusetts should've been suspended because of a drunken driving arrest.
This article was originally published on August 28, 2019.