Trial for deadly I-89 wrong-way crash to get underway in April

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) A trial for the man accused of killing five teenagers in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 89 in 2016 is set to begin in April.

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Prosecutors and lawyers for Steven Bourgoin agreed Tuesday to begin jury selection for the trial in late April. A judge last summer denied the defense lawyer's attempt to move the trial out of Chittenden County over concerns of pretrial publicity.

Bourgoin has pleaded not guilty to five counts of second-degree murder. His lawyer has said he would use an insanity defense.

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