Settlement is on the table for a Vermont man charged with a December 2021 crash

Nearly a year after being indicted by a grand jury, a settlement is on the table for a Vermont man charged with a December 2021 crash in Littleton that killed his two young daughters, whose deaths, prosecutors said, were the result of a father who was speeding and impaired and did not have the girls secured in seat belts. Jordan Couture, 38, of Milton, is charged with two Class B counts of negligent homicide for the deaths of Kyriana Couture, 10, and Kelsey Couture, 7, who were killed on the evening of Dec. 5, 2021, after authorities said their father lost control of the pickup truck, which went off the left side of roadway on northbound Interstate 93 along the Moore Dam causeway and flipped over in the center median, just before Exit 44. Couture also faces a Class B felony count of driving after suspension with death resulting and two Class A misdemeanor counts of vehicular assault.  Couture drove an unregistered 2004 Chevrolet Colorado at an excessive speed while the girls were not wearing a properly fastened seat or safety belt, while Couture’s license was suspended and while Couture had un-prescribed controlled substances in his system. Couture, whose driver’s license was suspended in Vermont five months before the crash, suffered minor injuries.