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    Arrest Warrant Issued ::: $1,000,000 Bail Required

    Wrong-Way Crash Kills Five - Chittenden County - Williston - 8 Oct 2016

    Deceased:

    Eli Brookens,16
    Janie Cozzi,15
    Liam Hale,16
    Mary Harris,16
    Cyrus Zschau, 16

    Injured:

    *Elizabeth Battey, 62 - (Awaiting Clarification from Vermont State Police)*
    *Hoyt Battey, 63 - (Also Awaiting Clarification from Vermont State Police)*
    Arthur George, 47
    Alexandra Harris, 23
    Christopher Howland, 50
    Laura Howland, 48
    Katie Lambert, 32
    Mary Ryan-Lambert, 29
    Michael Plunkett, 27
    Carmel Scaturro, 52

    Critically Injured "Primary Suspect":

    Steven D. Bourgoin :: White / Male / 36 Years Old

    The Town of Williston, Chittenden County, is in North-Western, Vermont.

    Day Three

    1) http://www.wcax.com/story/33356924/c...g-way-suspect#:

    Includes Monday's 12 Minute Press Conference

    *2) http://vtstatepolice.blogspot.com/20...-89-fatal.html:
    (Link may no longer be available)

    "Vehicle #7
    Operator: Hoyt Battey
    Age: 63
    Seat Belt: Yes
    City, State of Residence: Montpelier, VT
    Vehicle Year: 2006
    Vehicle Make: Honda
    Vehicle Model: Civic (Blue)
    Passanger[sic] #1: Elizabeth Battey (Front)
    Age: 62
    Seat Belt: Yes
    Injuries: Non-life threatening
    Hospital: UVM Medical Center
    City, State of Residence: Montpelier, VT"


    3) http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/s...rash/91844894/:

    Includes Monday's 12 Minute Presser

    4A) http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/10/10...lt-charge.html

    4B) http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/10/10...t-charges.html

    5) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...led-crash.html:

    Includes Photos of Crash Victims, and Defendant


    Aggregated = Combined
    DM = Daily Mail = http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/
    DP = Death Penalty
    DV = Domestic Violence
    Nexus = [NECK'-siss] = A Connection linking two or more things
    IDK = I Don't Know
    IMHO = In My Honest Opinion
    IMO = In My Opinion
    Indigenous = [inn-DIDGE'-eh-nuss] = Original People to the Area
    MSM = Main-Stream Media
    Presser = Press Conference
    PTSD = Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    RIP = Rest In Peace - Condolences
    [sic] = Presented As-Copied, although IN-Correctly
    SUV = Sport Utility Vehicle
    U-Turn = Completely Reversing One's Direction of Vehicle Travel
    UVM = University of Vermont Medical Center :: https://www.uvmhealth.org/medcenter/Pages/default.aspx


    Our Support to All Survivors, and Victims.
    Last edited by Richrd; 10-10-2016 at 07:16 PM. Reason: Reduced Upper Case Letters in Link 2)'s Quote

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    Wrong-Way Crash Kills Five - Chittenden County - Williston - 8 Oct 2016

    Deceased:

    Eli Brookens,16
    Janie Cozzi,15
    Liam Hale,16
    Mary Harris,16
    Cyrus Zschau, 16

    Initially-Reported Injured:

    *Elizabeth Battey, 62 - (Awaiting Clarification from Vermont State Police)*
    *Hoyt Battey, 63 - (Also Awaiting Clarification from VSP)*
    Arthur George, 47
    Alexandra Harris, 23
    Christopher Howland, 50
    Laura Howland, 48
    Katie Lambert, 32
    Mary Ryan-Lambert, 29
    Michael Plunkett, 27
    Carmel Scaturro, 52

    Critically Injured "Primary Suspect":

    Steven D. Bourgoin :: White / Male / 36 Years Old

    The Town of Williston, Chittenden County, is in North-Western, Vermont.

    Day Four

    1) http://www.wcax.com/story/33359741/h...ng-way-tragedy :

    Includes Both Community Vigil, and Archives

    *2) http://vtstatepolice.blogspot.com/20...-89-fatal.html:
    (Link no longer available)

    "Vehicle #7
    *Operator: Hoyt Battey
    Age: 63
    Seat Belt: Yes
    City, State of Residence: Montpelier, VT
    Vehicle Year: 2006
    Vehicle Make: Honda
    Vehicle Model: Civic (Blue)
    *Passenger #1: Elizabeth Battey (Front)
    Age: 62
    Seat Belt: Yes
    Injuries: Non-life threatening
    Hospital: UVM Medical Center
    City, State of Residence: Montpelier, VT"


    3) http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/s...rash/91844894/

    4A) http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/10/10...lt-charge.html

    4B) http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/10/10...t-charges.html

    5) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...led-crash.html:

    Includes Photos of Crash Victims, and Defendant

    *6) http://www.masslive.com/news/index.s...d_of_kill.html


    Aggregated = Combined
    DM = Daily Mail, in United Kingdom :: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/
    DP = Death Penalty
    DV = Domestic Violence
    Nexus = [NECK'-siss] = A Connection linking two or more things
    IDK = I Don't Know
    IMHO = In My Honest Opinion
    IMO = In My Opinion
    Indigenous = [inn-DIDGE'-eh-nuss] = Original People to the Area
    MSM = Main-Stream Media
    Presser = Press Conference
    PTSD = Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    RIP = Rest In Peace - Condolences
    [sic] = Presented As-Copied, although IN-Correctly
    SUV = Sport Utility Vehicle
    U-Turn = Completely Reversing One's Direction of Vehicle Travel
    UVM = University of Vermont Medical Center :: https://www.uvmhealth.org/medcenter/Pages/default.aspx
    VSP = Vermont State Police


    May All the Injured have a Rapid, and Full Recovery.
    Last edited by Richrd; 10-11-2016 at 10:36 AM.

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    Today, Bourgoin was placed in the custody of The Vermont Department of Corrections while still in the hospital. The facility in charge is the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility.

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    VSP confirms Lucas Battey was in vehicle, not his parents Hoyt and Elizabeth

    On page 1 of this thread, I posted that there was information posted that need to be corrected.

    Quote Originally Posted by Thora_Jay View Post
    I underlined the 2 names in the quoted post that are are wrong here. Hoyt and Elizabeth Battey were not involved in the crash, they were not in the vehicle. Their son Lucas was driving the vehicle that belonged to them.


    Source= http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/s...rash/91844894/

    From the link;
    Elizabeth Battey, who was listed among the injured, clarified on Monday morning that she and her husband were not involved in the crash, but that their son, Lucas Battey, 26, of Montpelier was driving the car that belonged to them at the time of the crash. Lucas Battey was uninjured, his mother said Monday. Vermont State Police are working to verify the information.
    http://vtstatepolice.blogspot.com/20...ont-state.html

    7


    GBE808


    Vermont


    2006 blue Honda Civic


    Front bumper and flat tires


    Lucas Battey

    Age: 26

    Montpelier, VT
    Last edited by Thora_Jay; 10-11-2016 at 10:32 PM. Reason: Added quote

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    Suspect Now* in Law Enforcement Custody

    Wrong-Way Crash Kills Five - Chittenden County - Williston - 8 Oct 2016

    Deceased:

    Eli Brookens,16
    Janie Cozzi,15
    Liam Hale,16
    Mary Harris,16
    Cyrus Zschau, 16

    Injured:

    Arthur George, 47
    Alexandra Harris, 23
    Christopher Howland, 50
    Laura Howland, 48
    Katie Lambert, 32
    Mary Ryan-Lambert, 29
    Michael Plunkett, 27
    Carmel Scaturro, 52

    Arrested, Critically Injured Suspect:

    Steven D. Bourgoin :: White / Male / 36 Years Old

    The Town of Williston, Chittenden County, is in North-Western, Vermont.

    Day Four

    1) http://www.wcax.com/story/33359741/h...ng-way-tragedy :

    Includes Both Community Vigil, and Archives

    >> 2) http://vtstatepolice.blogspot.com/20...ont-state.html :

    "Updated and Corrected Crash Information"

    3) http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/s...rash/91844894/

    4A) http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/10/10...lt-charge.html

    4B) http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/10/10...t-charges.html

    5) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...led-crash.html:

    Includes Photos of Crash Victims, and Defendant

    6A) http://www.masslive.com/news/index.s...d_of_kill.html

    *>> 6B) http://www.masslive.com/news/index.s...in_eight-.html

    7) http://www.mynbc5.com/article/vermon...-teens/5063662


    Aggregated = Combined
    DM = Daily Mail, in United Kingdom :: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/
    DP = Death Penalty
    DV = Domestic Violence
    Nexus = [NECK'-siss] = A Connection linking two or more things
    IDK = I Don't Know
    IMHO = In My Honest Opinion
    IMO = In My Opinion
    Indigenous = [inn-DIDGE'-eh-nuss] = Original People to the Area
    MSM = Main-Stream Media
    Presser = Press Conference
    PTSD = Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    RIP = Rest In Peace - Condolences
    [sic] = Presented As-Copied, although IN-Correctly
    SUV = Sport Utility Vehicle
    U-Turn = Completely Reversing One's Direction of Vehicle Travel
    UVM = University of Vermont Medical Center :: https://www.uvmhealth.org/medcenter/Pages/default.aspx
    VSP = Vermont State Police


    May All the Injured have a Rapid, and Full Recovery.
    Last edited by Richrd; 10-11-2016 at 10:57 PM.

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    This crash reminds me a lot of the one that is in trial right now in NC.

    Chandler Kania, 20 at the time of the crash in 2015 was extremely drunk, high, got into a verbal fight with a fellow fraternity brother and, despite several friends trying to physically stop him, he got in his jeep, ended up driving the wrong way on the Interstate at speeds in excess of 80mph, and crashed head on into a vehicle carrying 2 women and 2 young children. All but one child died. It's horrific.

    He of course suffered some broken bones but nothing serious.

    He's being tried for 2nd degree murder and is on trial. He plead guilty to felony homicide by vehicle right before the trial started. So the trial is essentially about "intent," which is what has to be determined to be convicted of 2nd degree murder.

    The trial is happening in Orange County, as the accident occurred near Chapel Hill, NC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeleine74 View Post
    This crash reminds me a lot of the one that is in trial right now in NC.

    Chandler Kania, 20 at the time of the crash in 2015 was extremely drunk, high, got into a verbal fight with a fellow fraternity brother and, despite several friends trying to physically stop him, he got in his jeep, ended up driving the wrong way on the Interstate at speeds in excess of 80mph, and crashed head on into a vehicle carrying 2 women and 2 young children. All but one child died. It's horrific.

    He of course suffered some broken bones but nothing serious.

    He's being tried for 2nd degree murder and is on trial. He plead guilty to felony homicide by vehicle right before the trial started. So the trial is essentially about "intent," which is what has to be determined to be convicted of 2nd degree murder.

    The trial is happening in Orange County, as the accident occurred near Chapel Hill, NC.
    I've been watching this trial. You are so right Madeline, absolutely tragic! Kania had no regard for the people who lost their lives, to the point of continuous honking his horn and yelling obscenities at the accident scene. Just truly unbelievable! IMO, he IS guilty........
    JUSTICE FOR MICHELLE & RYLAN

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    A year later, accused killer awaits trial

    http://www.stowetoday.com/waterbury_...f2905c953.html

    This Sunday will mark a year since a Williston man allegedly ran his pickup truck head-on into a car carrying five Harwood-area 11th-graders, killing them all.

    A year later, their classmates are seniors in high school. And a year later, there’s no indication that the murder case against Steven Bourgoin is anywhere close to being finished.

    T.J. Donovan, the Chittenden County state’s attorney, who was elected Vermont’s attorney general a month after the crash, said Bourgoin showed a “wanton disregard for the value of human life,” intentionally driving the wrong way on I-89 at excessive speeds. The five deaths are believed to be the largest mass homicide case charged criminally in Vermont.

    According to the Chittenden County Superior Court docket, Bourgoin is next due in court Oct. 20, for a status conference. Also due to appear for the conference are four victim’s advocates.
    Gazebo dedicated to teens killed in wrong-way crash

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    Quote Originally Posted by JusticeWillBeServed View Post
    Thank You for posting this, I was just thinking of it the other day as I have a friend that lives in VT. very close to it all and she was talking about it.
    I asked why it has taken so long to get this guy to court and well the wheels of justice and she said there were so many witnesses with all the statements to get. I believe the article said over 100 witnesses. I say lets get it done.
    One year today and my thoughts are with all the family and friends.

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    How incredibly tragic.


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    Wrong-way driver trial may see delay

    https://www.timesargus.com/articles/...may-see-delay/

    The criminal trial of a wrong-way driver charged with killing five Mad River Valley teenagers in a fiery crash on Interstate 89 in Williston a year ago could be delayed until at least April.

    There are potentially 50 depositions of police officers that may still need to be taken in the case involving Steven Bourgoin, 37, of Williston, defense lawyer Robert Katims said in Vermont Superior Court late Friday afternoon.

    Chittenden County State’s Attorney Sarah George said after the court hearing she had been hoping for a trial in February, but now believes April is more likely.

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    http://www.wcax.com/content/news/Rep...460523303.html

    The toxicology report of a man charged with killing five teens in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 89 last year reveals what was in his bloodstream hours after the fatal crash. The report shows that hours after the crash, Steven Bourgoin, 27, still had a mix of several drugs in his blood: THC, the mind-altering ingredient of marijuana; fentanyl, an opioid pain medication; and Midazolam, a sedative.

    Bourgoin has pleaded not guilty to five counts of second-degree murder and is awaiting trial. And Chittenden County Prosecutor Sarah George says this toxicology report has nothing to do with her murder case against Bourgoin.

    "This toxicology report just shows that he had marijuana in his system. If that was the only factor involved and he was charged with driving under the influence of drugs, this would be a very different conversation," George said. "I didn't want it released because I don't want people trying to justify his actions based on that."

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    Sounds like Rep. Ben Joseph wants to use this to keep from legalizing pot in VT.
    What Bourgoin did had very little to do with smoking some pot. No where in the article did I see a court date, just awaiting trial.
    I check the VT. papers often and just did around the anniversary but saw nothing.
    So thank you for the update because I have not forgot about this.

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    Any person with a conscience would plead guilty, IMO.

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