Man charged with second-degree murder in teens' crash death

There were more calls regarding the same truck 911 which made it clear that the incident could lead to one of the most horrific vehicle crash.

Bourgoin, who according to court papers suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, had three times visited the University of Vermont Medical Center emergency room on Saturday morning, WPTZ-TV reported.

Bourgoin lost custody of his child to his ex-girlfriend last month and was scheduled to go on trial next month on another domestic violence charge in Vermont. He remained the focus of the homicide investigation.

At the press conference, Donovan said that prosecuting this case was his office's "top priority".

"I would not classify what happened as an accident", he said, without offering further elaboration.

Steven Bourgoin, accused of this weekend's interstate rampage, is now conscious and upgraded from critical to serious condition.

The man accused of killing five teenagers Saturday in a wrong-way collision in northern Vermont was charged with assaulting his girlfriend in MA in 2014 and threatening to "bury (her) out back" if she told anyone or tried to take their daughter, according to court documents.

Students at a Vermont high school will be returning to class for the first time today since four classmates and another member of the community were killed by a driver traveling the wrong way on an interstate.

All five teenagers - friends since childhood on their way home from a concert - were killed.

The crash took place late Saturday night in Williston, a town outside of Burlington.

In this still image from video provided by WCAX-TV, workers remove vehicles from Interstate 89 early Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, in Williston, Vt., after a wrong-way driver caused a crash just before midnight that killed multiple people, before stealing a police cruiser, striking several vehicles and injuring several people.

Cruisers were dispatched by the local police in Vermont State hoping that the erratic driver of the truck would be stopped in time so that a vehicle crash would not take place. They said he was injured when he was thrown from the vehicle, which went up in flames. Bourgoin was thrown from the cruiser.

It was not immediately known if he was represented by an attorney. The officer had arrested Bourgoin in May on domestic assault charges. In that incident, Bourgoin drove erratically, threatening at one point to “drive us all off into a pond, ” the woman told police.

According to the affidavit, Lawrence told the detective, "When (Bourgoin) gets in his moods, he does not think clearly, and has no regard for those around him, even loved ones". "When Steven is in these moods, it is usually because he ran out of marijuana, which he used to stabilize his mood swings". A physician's assistant saw Bourgoin and referred him to the Howard Center.

In a statement, the Howard Center did not address why no screening was provided.

Cash bail has been set at $1 million.

Bourgoin also was charged with driving while intoxicated in NY in 2002.