Vermont community mourns loss of 5 students killed in crash

WILLISTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont community is mourning the loss of five high school juniors who were killed when the car they were riding in was hit by a wrong-way driver.

A vigil will be held Monday evening at Harwood Union High School in Moretown.

State police say 36-year-old Steven Bourgoin was behind the wheel of a pickup truck traveling the wrong way on an interstate in Williston Saturday night when he crashed into the students’ car, which caught fire.

State police say Bourgoin then stole a police cruiser and crashed into seven more cars. Bourgoin was thrown from the vehicle, which went up in flames. He was taken to a hospital, where he’s listed in critical condition. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney.

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