March or April trial possible in deadly wrong-way crash

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) A judge is pressing lawyers to complete their work so that a March or April trial can be scheduled for a Vermont man facing murder charges in a wrong-way highway crash that killed five teenagers in 2016.

Steven Bourgoin has pleaded not guilty to five counts of second-degree murder for the interstate crash in Williston.

His lawyer, Robert Katims, has said he would use an insanity defense.

In a status conference Monday, Judge Kevin Griffin set deadlines for lawyers to complete their remaining depositions. A state prosecutor said Bourgoin's co-workers and medical personnel that treated him after the crash are being interviewed this week.

Four Harwood Union High School students and a friend who attended Kimball Union Academy in New Hampshire were killed in the crash.

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