GUILTY VT - Wrong-Way Crash Kills Five, Chittenden County, Williston, 8 Oct 2016 *Arrest*

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  1. drjones

    drjones Former Member

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    the guy crashed his SUV into the kids car then stole the cruiser of the first responding officer and crashed into more people? crazy.

    http://www.wcax.com/story/33349567/multiple-people-killed-in-interstate-crash

    WILLISTON, Vt. - A horrific crash has left five people dead, including four students from Harwood High School. Police say the crash involved a wrong-way driver and a stolen police cruiser.
    Police say it all began just before midnight when they received a 911 call that a Toyota SUV was heading north in the southbound land on Interstate 89 in the Bolton area.
     
  2. Blondie in Spokane

    Blondie in Spokane Well-Known Member

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    I was just reading about this in the DM. Absolutely horrific and preventable......I expect he was extremely drunk/under the influence of a substance. So sorry for all those who died and were injured. Senseless.
     
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    Richrd Five Year Member

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

    Deceased Teens:

    Eli Brookens
    Janie Cozzi
    Liam Hale
    Mary Harris
    Cyrus Zschau

    Critically Injured Defendant:

    Steven D. Bourgoin :: Male / 36 Years Old

    Williston, Chittenden County, is in North-Western, Vermont.

    Day Two

    http://www.wcax.com/story/33349567/multiple-people-killed-in-interstate-crash
    &
    http://vtstatepolice.blogspot.com/2016/10/crash-i-89.html
    &
    *http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/...between-richmond-s-burlington-exits/91818446/
    &
    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/10/09/vermont-police-say-5-people-killed-by-wrong-way-driver.html

    Aggregated = Combined
    *Nexus = [NECK'-siss] = A Connection linking two or more things
    *Indigenous = [inn-DIDGE'-eh-nuss] = Original People to the Area


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    WILLISTON, Vt. -
    10/09/2016
    A horrific crash has left five people dead, including four students from Harwood High School.

    Police say the crash involved a wrong-way driver and a stolen police cruiser. Police say it all began just before midnight when they received a 911 call that a Toyota pickup was heading north in the southbound land on Interstate 89 in the Bolton area.

    State Police say a car with five teenagers inside was hit by the wrong-way driver's truck and burst into flames, killing all of the teens. A Williston Police Department officer was the first to arrive on the scene and ran towards the scene. The officer pulled a female victim from the engulfed vehicle, and as he was attempting to put out the fire, State Police say 36-year-old Steven Bourgoin stole the officer's cruiser and sped south at a high rate of speed with lights flashing. Police have yet to confirm if Bourgoin or a second driver was responsible for killing the teens.
    More at link http://www.wcax.com/story/33349567/multiple-people-killed-in-interstate-crash

    Vermont State Police report link http://vtstatepolice.blogspot.com/2016/10/crash-i-89.html

    Daily article with video and photos included in article http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...cruiser-attempt-flee-crashing-seven-cars.html
    Five teenagers were killed after a driver crashed into a car after going the wrong way down a highway in Vermont, then stole a police cruiser and collided with several other vehicles.

    The victims were identified on Sunday as Eli Brookens, of Waterbury, Liam Hale, of Fayston, Janie Cozzi, of Fayston, Mary Harris, of Moretown and Cyrus Zschau, also of Moretown.

    All five were high school juniors. Four attended Harwood Union High School in Moretown and one attended a different school.

    Police said Steven D. Bourgoin, 36, was traveling northbound on the southbound lane of Interstate 89 at around 11.45pm on Saturday when he hit the first car, a Volkswagen Jetta.

    Also more at Fox News link http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/10/09/vermont-police-say-5-people-killed-by-wrong-way-driver.html
     
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    Blondie in Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Very sad case. I will be shocked if he wasn't on drugs and/or drunk when he did this. He is probably going to wish he was killed in the accident when he sobers up and realizes what he has done.
     
  7. The Farm

    The Farm Well-Known Member

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    How terrible. My condolances to everyone this tragedy will have an impact on.
     
  8. roguelady

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    When are people going to really be held accountable for their actions? I don't care if they were under the influence and "didn't mean for it to happen." If you kill 5 kids, you should go to prison for life. (In my world, you'd get the DP but that's just IMHO). I can't even imagine what the families are going through. Rest in peace, dear sweet young people with your lives ahead of you. And prayers for their loved ones.
     
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    Blondie in Spokane Well-Known Member

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  10. drjones

    drjones Former Member

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    is Heavy an approved source here?

    i wont link it since im not sure, but if you google the driver's name you should be able to find the article.

    seems like this guy has been going off the rails for a few years...
     
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    Blondie in Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Not sure about Heavy.com being MSM but here's a NY Daily News article with info on his DV charges:


    Suspect in Vermont crash that killed 5 high school students was facing domestic assault charges

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nat...ing-domestic-assault-charge-article-1.2825374
     
  12. Richrd

    Richrd Five Year Member

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    Wrong-Way Crash Kills Five, Injures Ten - 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
    Hoyt Battey, 63
    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 Defendant:

    Steven D. Bourgoin :: Male / 36 Years Old

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

    Day Three

    1) http://www.wcax.com/story/33349567/multiple-people-killed-in-interstate-crash

    2) http://vtstatepolice.blogspot.com/2016/10/fw-mediastatewide-interstate-89-fatal.html

    3) http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/...injured-victims-saturdays--89-crash/91844894/

    4) http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/10/10/latest-accused-driver-facing-domestic-assault-charge.html

    5) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...nity-mourns-loss-5-students-killed-crash.html

    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
    RIP = Rest In Peace - Condolences
    SUV = Sport Utility Vehicle


    Our Support to All Survivors, and Victims.
     
  13. GutInstinct

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    Thank you for the comprehensive post. My heart breaks.

    Immediately reminded of Diane Schuler, 2009 Taconic Parkway. Suicide? or is this case, attempted suicide by vehicle? IMO. IDK. RIP dear souls. Incomprehensible.
     
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    Oct 10, 2016

    http://www.mynbc5.com/article/vermont-flags-to-fly-at-half-staff-in-honor-of-5-teens/5063662

    Gov. Peter Shumlin has ordered flags in Vermont to be lowered to half-staff in honor of five teens who died over the weekend.


    The teens were killed around midnight Saturday when the car they were in was hit head-on on I-89 in Williston.

    Eli Brookens, 16, of Waterbury, Janie Cozzi, 15, of Fayston, Liam Hale, 16, of Fayston, Mary Harris, 16, of Moretown, and Cyrus Zschau, 16, of Moretown, were pronounced dead at the scene.

    Brookens, Hale, Harris and Zschau were juniors at Harwood Union High School in Moretown. Cozzi was a sophomore at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, New Hampshire.

    Police said Steven Bourgoin, 36, of Williston, was driving northbound in the southbound lanes and slammed into the teens' car.



    The flags will be lowered at all state buildings Monday and remain at half-staff until Thursday.

    “The loss of five young Vermonters in such a senseless tragedy is heartbreaking," Shumlin said. "Vermont is a community, and today we share the sadness and loss of the families and friends of these teens. My deepest sympathies are with their loved ones.”
    "Marcelle and I join the entire Harwood community, and all Vermonters, in mourning the loss of these five young lives," Sen. Patrick Leahy said. "We were shocked and deeply saddened by this unspeakable and unimaginable tragedy. We want their families to know that we are prayerful about their grief and their suffering."

    Vermont Secretary of Education Rebecca Holcombe also issued a statement expressing her condolences.


    Much more at link.
     
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    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/...injured-victims-saturdays--89-crash/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.
     
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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

    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/charges-still-pending-against-wrong-way-suspect#:

    Includes Monday's 12 Minute Press Conference

    *2) http://vtstatepolice.blogspot.com/2016/10/fw-mediastatewide-interstate-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/...injured-victims-saturdays--89-crash/91844894/:

    Includes Monday's 12 Minute Presser

    4A) http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/10/10/latest-accused-driver-facing-domestic-assault-charge.html

    4B) http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/10/1...n-already-faced-domestic-assault-charges.html

    5) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...nity-mourns-loss-5-students-killed-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.
     
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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/harwood-holds-vigil-to-mourn-teens-killed-in-wrong-way-tragedy :

    Includes Both Community Vigil, and Archives

    *2) http://vtstatepolice.blogspot.com/2016/10/fw-mediastatewide-interstate-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/...injured-victims-saturdays--89-crash/91844894/

    4A) http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/10/10/latest-accused-driver-facing-domestic-assault-charge.html

    4B) http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/10/1...n-already-faced-domestic-assault-charges.html

    5) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...nity-mourns-loss-5-students-killed-crash.html:

    Includes Photos of Crash Victims, and Defendant

    *6) http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2016/10/vermont_driver_accused_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.
     
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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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    On page 1 of this thread, I posted that there was information posted that need to be corrected.

    http://vtstatepolice.blogspot.com/2016/10/updated-press-release-vermont-state.html

    7


    GBE808


    Vermont


    2006 blue Honda Civic


    Front bumper and flat tires


    Lucas Battey

    Age: 26

    Montpelier, VT
     
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    Richrd Five Year Member

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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

    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/harwood-holds-vigil-to-mourn-teens-killed-in-wrong-way-tragedy :

    Includes Both Community Vigil, and Archives

    >> 2) http://vtstatepolice.blogspot.com/2016/10/updated-press-release-vermont-state.html :

    "Updated and Corrected Crash Information"

    3) http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/...injured-victims-saturdays--89-crash/91844894/

    4A) http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/10/10/latest-accused-driver-facing-domestic-assault-charge.html

    4B) http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/10/1...n-already-faced-domestic-assault-charges.html

    5) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...nity-mourns-loss-5-students-killed-crash.html:

    Includes Photos of Crash Victims, and Defendant

    6A) http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2016/10/vermont_driver_accused_of_kill.html

    *>> 6B) http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2016/10/vermont_man_arrested_in_eight-.html

    7) http://www.mynbc5.com/article/vermont-flags-to-fly-at-half-staff-in-honor-of-5-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.
     
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