Documents: Mental health organization never screened suspect

This Oct. 11, 2016 photo shows a memorial set up at a high school in Duxbury, Vermont, that lost four students in a fiery crash that police say was caused by a wrong-way driver. The four Harwood Union High School juniors and a girl who attended Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, New Hampshire, were killed early Sunday when police say the car they were riding in was hit by a wrong-way driver and burst into flames. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

BURLINGTON, Vt. - A mental health organization that was asked to screen a man who was later suspected of causing a deadly wrong-way crash says it's co-operating with the investigation.

Court papers say 36-year-old Steven Bourgoin had visited the University of Vermont Medical Center emergency room three times within about 2 1/2 hours Saturday morning, hours before authorities say he caused several crashes that killed five teenagers and injured other people. A physician's assistant saw Bourgoin and referred him to the Howard Center.

But according to The Burlington Free Press (http://bfpne.ws/2etoq4K ), court papers say the Howard Center never screened Bourgoin.

In a statement, the Howard Center did not address why no screening was provided.

It was not immediately known if Bourgoin is being represented by an attorney.

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Information from: The Burlington Free Press, http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com


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