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CONCORD, N.H. — The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency is taking steps to ensure a Ukrainian-born truck driver whose collision with motorcyclists in New Hampshire left seven dead remains in custody even if his criminal case were dismissed.

Twenty-three-year-old Volodymyr Zhukovskyy is being held without bail in the Coos County House of Corrections. He pleaded not guilty Tuesday to negligent homicide in Friday’s crash .

Zhukovskyy’s father told the Boston Herald that his son is a Ukrainian citizen and has permanent resident status in the U.S.

Jail Superintendent Ben Champagne said ICE placed a detainer on Zhukovskyy on Tuesday. A detainer means even if the case were to be dismissed, Zhukovskyy would be turned over to ICE for possible deportation.

Messages were left for ICE and Zhukovskyy’s public defender, Melissa Davis, seeking comment.

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