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Stoughton residents plan vigil for 10-year-old killed in crash

Vigil is Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Mandt Park in Stoughton

MADISON, Wis. - A vigil is planned for Thursday night in downtown Stoughton for the family of Michael Iverson, the 10-year-old boy that was killed in a crash Monday afternoon.

The candlelight vigil starts at 7:30 p.m. at Mandt Park and will go until people stop showing up, organizers said. Donations for the family will be accepted during the vigil.

The Iverson family was driving back to Stoughton after a volleyball tournament they went to in Monroe when the crash happened on Highway 59 west of Albany at about 5:40 p.m. Monday.

According to the Green County Sheriff's Department, Trevor McGuire, 21, was driving his pickup truck west on 59 when he crossed the center line and hit a minivan going eastbound. McGuire faces homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle charges.

Micheal Iverson was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries sustained in the crash, according to the sheriff's department.

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.

Danielle Reynolds, Michael's aunt, said he loved to dance and sing, and it was "simply impossible not to love him."

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