From left to right: Liam Hale of Fayston, Mary Harris of Moretown, Eli Brookens of Waterbury, Cyrus Zschau of Moretown and Janie Cozzi of Fayston
Steven Bourgoin, the accused wrong-way driver of a pickup truck that crashed into a car on Interstate 89 late Saturday and killed five teenagers, has been charged with murder.
The State of Vermont filed five counts of second-degree murder against Bourgoin, Chittenden County State's Attorney T.J. Donovan announced Thursday afternoon. Bourgoin is to be arraigned Friday morning at 10 a.m. in a conference room at the University of Vermont Medical Center, where he has been a patient since the wreck.
The penalty for a second-degree murder conviction is 20 years to life in prison.
Steven Bourgoin, the suspected wrong-way driver in the car crash that killed five teenagers, remains hospitalized but has been formally arrested and was in the custody of the Department of Corrections, Vermont State Police said.
The man suspected of driving a pickup truck north in the southbound lanes of Interstate 89 on Saturday night and colliding with a car — killing five teens — had sought medical treatment that same day, a prosecutor said Monday.