Five High School Students Killed In Northeastern Crash
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
Five Vermont high school juniors were killed in a tragic wrong-way
crash and the suspect who caused the crash has been taken into custody. Police
say the suspect in custody has already faced domestic assault charges.
The 36-year-old Williston man was arrested by police in relation to the
crash on Saturday. State police say the suspect was the driver of a pickup
truck traveling the wrong way on Interstate 89 that crashed into a car,
which then caught fire. Police say the suspect in this accident was also
arrested in May for domestic assault and unlawful restraint after his
girlfriend alleged he threatened to kill both her and their two-year-old
child. The suspect was a warehouse associate for a compony called Lake
The five teenagers in the car were all pronounced dead at the scene and
included four 16-year-olds and a 15-year-old. A Williston police officer
arrived on the scene of the fiery crash. As he attempted to extinguish
the car fire, the suspect jumped in the officer’s cruiser and fled
the scene. Richmond police officers chased after the suspect in the cruiser
as he hit seven other vehicles along the way.
The chase ended in a fiery crash, and the suspect was taken to the University
of Vermont Medical Center. According to authorities, he is listed in critical
condition. According to State police, nine other people were injured in
the series of crashes related to this event on Saturday night, and many
were taken to UVM Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
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