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Court Docs: Driver Who Caused Fatal VT Crash Suffers From PTSD

Documents show Steven Bourgoin threatened an ex-girlfriend back in May



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    Steven Bourgoin

    New information has been released about the man who police in Williston, Vermont, said caused a deadly crash that killed five teenagers over the weekend.

    Court documents filed Monday in Chittenden County Superior Court were obtained by WPTZ-TV and state that driver Steven Bourgoin, 36, suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.

    Prosecutors charged Bourgoin with reckless or grossly negligent operation of a vehicle and aggravated operating a vehicle without the owner's consent.

    Just before midnight Saturday, investigators say Bourgoing was driving the wrong-way in a pickup truck in the southbound lane of Interstate 89 in Bolton. He crashed into a car carrying five teenagers causing it to burst into flames.

    All five teens were killed.

    Police said Bourgoin then stole a cruiser and proceeded to strike several other cars, injuring five additional victims.

    An affidavit filed detailing parts of the investigation revealed that a Vermont detective, Sgt. Benjamin Katz, said the officer whose cruiser was stolen was the same officer who arrested Bourgoin back in May after an alleged domestic incident with an ex-girlfriend.

    The ex-girlfriend told police then that Bourgoin drove around the Williston area with her and their child while speeding and threatening to drive the car into a pond.

    Bourgoin has been ordered on $1 million cash bail.

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