Suspect in wrong-way crash appears in court about visitation

AP News
Posted: May 08, 2017 3:34 PM

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man accused of driving the wrong way and causing a crash that left five teenagers dead is in court for a hearing about whether his daughter and her mother may visit him in prison.

Thirty-six-year-old Steven Bourgoin of Williston has pleaded not guilty to five counts of second-degree murder in the crash on Interstate 89 in October.

The Burlington Free Press reports ( ) he's been ordered to have no contact with the mother of his daughter related to a domestic assault charge filed months before the crash.

Bourgoin's lawyers say she asked the court to allow him to have contact with his daughter so she can visit him in prison.

A judge said Monday that he wants the woman to testify. Another hearing is scheduled for May 19.