Thirty six year old Steven Bourgoin, who stole a police cruiser from the site of the Harwood car crash that involved the deaths of five teenagers, has been taken into custody.
When the Williston Police Department arrived at the crash site, they discovered the vehicle the teenagers had been traveling in was engulfed in flames. While the officer tried to extinguish the fire, Bourgoin stole the police cruiser and escaped the scene.
According to a VSP press release, while Bourgoin was eventually taken into custody after he struck seven vehicles he is suffering from non-life threatening injuries.
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Steven Bourgoin: Identity Of Harwood Car Crash Driver Not Determined
Bourgoin has not been tied with the deaths of the five teenagers. As reported by the Burlington Free Press, the identity of the driver involved in the deadly crash remains “under investigation.”
Four of the five teenagers killed in the crash were students at Harwood Union High School, according to the Waterbury Record. The other one was a Harwood community member from another school. The teenagers, all of who were juniors, have been identified as Eli Brookens, Janie Cozzi, Liam Hale, Mary Harris, and Cyrus Zschau. They were returning from a concert.
Steven Bourgoin: Suspect hospitalized, suffering from non-life threatening injuries.
Bourgoin was suffering from non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the University of Vermont Medical Center upon being taken into custody. It has not been determined the charges he will face, police said.
According to WCAX, Bourgoin, who has served in the Army, was previously charged after being accused of threatening to throw his girlfriend down the stairs and slam her head on the floor. The girlfriend, who claimed Bourgoin hit her, said he had prevented her from leaving with the couple’s two year old child.
Bourgoin’s LinkedIn profile shows he currently works as a “Warehouse Associate/Mail Order Operations” at Lake Champlain Chocolates.