Suspect in Vermont crash that killed 5 pleads not guilty


BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont man suspected of driving the wrong way on an interstate highway and causing a fiery crash that killed five teenagers has pleaded not guilty to five counts of second-degree murder.

Steven Bourgoin was arraigned Friday in a conference room at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, where he is recovering from his injuries from the crash. He was wheeled into the room by a state trooper and a health care worker.

Bourgoin’s attorney entered the not guilty plea.

The judge also ordered a competency hearing and agreed that Bourgoin should be held without bail.

Police say Bourgoin crashed into the teens’ car in Williston and then stole a police cruiser before crashing it into at least seven other vehicles Oct 8.

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