From left to right: Liam Hale of Fayston, Mary Harris of Moretown, Eli Brookens of Waterbury, Cyrus Zschau of Moretown and Janie Cozzi of Fayston
Steven Bourgoin, the accused wrong-way driver of a pickup truck that crashed into a car on Interstate 89 late Saturday and killed five teenagers, has been charged with murder.
The State of Vermont filed five counts of second-degree murder against Bourgoin, Chittenden County State's Attorney T.J. Donovan announced Thursday afternoon. Bourgoin is to be arraigned Friday morning at 10 a.m. in a conference room at the University of Vermont Medical Center, where he has been a patient since the wreck.
The penalty for a second-degree murder conviction is 20 years to life in prison.