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MONROE, Wis. - A Monroe man facing charges related to a crash that killed a 10-year-old boy is scheduled to appear in court Friday.
Trevor McGuire faces charges of homicide by reckless use of a vehicle, first-degree reckless homicide, injury by reckless use of a motor vehicle, first-degree reckless injury and first-degree recklessly endangering safety.
Michael Iverson, 10, of Stoughton, was killed in the Oct. 7 crash on Highway 59 west of Albany. His family was driving back to Stoughton after a volleyball tournament in Monroe.
According to the sheriff's department, McGuire was driving his pickup west on 59 when he crossed the center line and hit the eastbound minivan.
Witnesses later told deputies the truck passed two different vehicles at a high rate of speed before the crash. The pickup slid out of control while negotiating a curve faster than than the curve could be negotiated, according to deputies. The truck then entered the other lane of traffic.
The minivan was driven by Matthew Iverson, 35, of Stoughton, and it had three children inside. Iverson took evasive action but was struck despite driving onto the shoulder to avoid the collision, according to deputies.
Matthew Iverson was taken by helicopter to UW Hospital in Madison and later discharged. The other two children, ages 7 and 13, were taken by ambulance for minor injuries.
The sheriff's department said an investigation showed that McGuire had been drinking alcohol before the crash, and his blood alcohol level was "well over" the legal limit. A passenger in the truck said both of them had been drinking, according to deputies. Investigators said they found an opened container of alcohol in the truck.
Court records show that in January, then 20-year-old McGuire pleaded no contest to crossing the center line and violating the state’s absolute sobriety law by drinking and driving while underage. He paid a $380 fine.
Friday, October 18 2013, 03:47 PM CDT
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