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Vermont Mental Health Center Says It Wasn't Contacted After Crashes

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    A mental health center is disputing it was contacted after several wrong-way crashes that killed five teens.

    Police say the man charged in the crashes visited a hospital three times hours before the crashes earlier this month, and the Howard Center was called.

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    Police did not say who contacted the mental health center, however, the Howard Center says it was never contacted.

    A spokesman for the University of Vermont Medical Center says the hospital may suggest a patient contact the Howard Center, or the hospital might talk directly to the facility, depending on the case.

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    Police say Steven Bourgoin crashed into the teens' car on Interstate 89 and then stole a police cruiser before crashing it into at least seven other vehicles. He's pleaded not guilty to five counts of murder.

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