Morbidology the Podcast – 65: Interstate 89 Crash

Podcast released on: 14th September 2020

It was around midnight on the 8th of October, 2016 when a number of drivers swerved to miss a man driving the wrong way on the I-89 highway in Vermont. Emergency dispatchers received phone call after phone call about a vehicle speeding north in a southbound lane. They desperately scrambled to try and locate the…


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It was around midnight on the 8th of October, 2016 when a number of drivers swerved to miss a man driving the wrong way on the I-89 highway in Vermont. Emergency dispatchers received phone call after phone call about a vehicle speeding north in a southbound lane. They desperately scrambled to try and locate the vehicle but soon, reports of a crash came flooding in.

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“Steven Bourgoin found guilty on all charges connected to I-89 fatal crash”

“Steven Bourgoin sentenced 30 years”

“Steven Bourgoin Trial Day 1 Part 1”

“Steven Bourgoin Trial Prosecution Opening Statement”

“Steven Bourgoin Trial Defense Opening Statement”

“Testimony begins in trial of Steven Bourgoin”

“Steven Bourgoin Trial Day 5 Part 1”

“Steven Bourgoin Trial Day 1 Part 3”

“Driver Steals Police Cruiser After Killing Five Teens With His Car: Cops”

Sources

Associated Press News Service, 9 October, 2016 – “5 Teens Killed in Crash Were High School Juniors”

Associated Press News Service, 10 October, 2016 – “Authorities Say Man Prime Suspect in Teen Deaths”

Associated Press News Service, 10 October, 2016 – “Prosecutor Doesn’t Think Crashes Were Accidental”

Seven Days, 10 October, 2016 – “Five Teenagers Killed in Crash Remembered at Vigil”

VTDigger, 10 October, 2016 – “Wrong Way Driver Faces Murder Probe”

Associated Press News Service, 11 October, 2016 – “Students Create Memorial for Students Killed in Crash”

VTDigger, 11 October, 2016 – “Driver Had Sought Medical Help Before I-89 Wrong Way Crash”

Associated Press State Wire, 13 October, 2016 – “Man Charged with Murder in Traffic Crash that Killed 5 Teens”

Rutland Herald, 13 October, 2016 – “Fatal Crash Suspect was RHS Star”

Associated Press State Wire, 14 October, 2016 – “Man Pleads Not Guilty to Murder”

VTDigger, 16 October, 2016 – “Bourgoin Case Raises Questions About Mental Health Screening”

Seven Days, 17 October, 2016 – “Howard Center Had No Contact With Accused Wrong Way Driver”

VTDigger, 18 October, 2016 – “Friend Says Bourgoin Had Childhood Trauma, Complained of Lyme Disease”

Associated Press State Wire, 22 October, 2016 – “Celebration of Life Planned for Teens Killed in Crash”

The Times Argus, 25 October, 2015 – “Memories of 5 Lost Teens Shared”

Associated Press State Wire, 28 October, 2016 – “Police Reconstruction Experts at Wrong-Way Crash Site”

Associated Press State Wire, 3 November, 2016 – “Wrong-Way Driver Could Have Been Under Influence”

The Caledonian-Record, 4 November, 2016 – “Lab Report Shows Drugs in System”

VTDigger, 15 November, 2016 – “I-89 Wrong Way Driver to Undergo Competency Evaluation”

Associated Press State Wire, 8 May, 2017 – “Suspect in Wrong-Way Crash Appears in Court About Visitation”

The Times Argus, 20 May, 2017 – “Bourgoin Granted Phone Contact”

VTDigger, 6 October, 2017 – “At Harwood: Out of Something Sad, We’ve Made Something Beautiful”

Seven Days, 6 December, 2017 – “Two Notorious Crashes Fuel Marijuana Legalization Debate”

Associated Press State Wire, 30 April, 2018 – Suspect in Interstate Crash That Killed 5 Wants Trial Moved”

Associated Press State Wire, 30 July, 2018 – “Trial of Man Charged in Fatal Wrong Way Crash”

Associated Press State Wire, 6 May, 2019 – “Driver in Wrong Way Crash that Killed 5 Was Insane”

VTDigger, 6 May, 2019 – “Two Views of Bourgoin”

Valley News, 8 May, 2019 – “Police: Scene Looked Like a Bomb Went Off”

VTDigger, 9 May, 2019 – “Prosecution Rests in Bourgoin Murder Case”

VTDigger, 9 May, 2019 – “Trooper Testifies He Saw No Skid Marks”

VTDigger, 10 May, 2019 – “Bourgoin’s Ex-Girlfriend Tells Jury of Past Violence”

Bennington Banner, 11 May, 2019 – “Defense Begins in Wrong-Way Crash Trial”

Associated Press State Wire, 14 May, 2019 – “Psychiatrist Says Suspect Insane in Deadly Wrong Way Crash”

VTDigger, 14 May, 2019 – “Defence Expert Says Bourgoin Was Insane at the Time of Crash”

VTDigger, 15 May, 2019 – “Prosecution Aims to Puncture Insanity Defence in Day 7 of Bourgoin Trial”

VTDigger, 16 May, 2019 – “Prosecutors Point to Bourgoin’s Financial Woes to Combat Insanity Defence”

VTDigger, 16 May, 2019 – “Former Prosecution Expert Tells Jury Bourgoing Was Insane”

VTDigger, 18 May, 2019 – “Battle of Experts Over Bourgoin’s Mental State”

Associated Press State Wire, 22 May, 2019 – “Vermont Man Guilty of Murder”

Associated Press State Wire, 26 August, 2019 – “Wrong-Way Driver Gets 30 Years to Life for Killing 5 Teens”

Valley News, 26 August, 2019 – “Man Who Killed 5 Teens in I-89 Wrong Way Crash in Vt. Gets 30 Years to Life”

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