2 year anniversary of deadly I-89 wrong-way crash

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Monday marked the two-year anniversary of the wrong-way car crash that killed five teens on I-89.

It was a Saturday, October 8, 2016, when Steven Bourgoin drove the wrong way on the Interstate and took the lives of five teenagers. He has since pleaded not guilty to five counts of second degree murder.

Bourgoin's attorney asked for a change of venue, saying news coverage of the crash would make a fair trial impossible, but back in July a judge ruled Bourgoin's trial would stay in Chittenden County.

Last week, members of the Mad River community -- where four of the teens lived -- unveiled a new park pavilion to commemorate their lives.
It includes five benches, each with a quotation chosen by the family of the victims: Mary Harris; Cyrus Zschau; Liam Hale; Eli Brookens, all 16, and 15-year-old Janie Cozzi.