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UPDATED Friday, October 18, 2013 --- 2:57 p.m.

A man accused in a fatal drunken driving crash made his first appearance in Green Co. Court Friday.

21-year-old Trevor McGuire appeared via video, because he is still in the hospital.

McGuire is accused in a crash earlier this month that killed 10-year-old Michael Iverson.

McGuire is charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle. His bond was set at $100,000.

McGuire's preliminary hearing is set for early January.

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UPDATED: Thursday, October 10, 2013 --- 9:45pm

Hundreds gathered at Mandt Park in Stoughton Thursday night to honor two Stoughton students who died recently: a high school student named Tyler and 10-year-old Michael Iverson.
Tyler's family is asking that details of his death remain quiet. Iverson was a 5th grader at Kegonsa Elementary School.

Iverson was killed in a drunken driving crash in Green County on Monday. Police say a pick-up truck, traveling west, crossed over the center line on Highway 59 and hit a mini-van, traveling east. The 21-year-old driver, Trevor McGuire, of Monroe, suffered non-life threatening injuries. His passenger has minor injuries and refused treatment.

The driver of the mini-van, 35-year-old Matthew Iverson, of Stoughton, was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. He was traveling with three children ages 7,10 and 13. His 10-year-old passenger, Michael, died at the scene from injuries sustained due to impact.

The 13-year-old and 7-year-old were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. All passengers were wearing their seat belts.

Police say McGuire was drinking alcohol prior to the crash. He was arrested and charged with Reckless Driving and Homicide by Intoxicated Use of a Vehicle.

"We're not just a community, we're a family and it's just amazing...the support. People that don't even know each other are coming together and supporting and hugging and giving and it's just absolutely amazing” says Katie Bridgewater, the organizer for Thursday's vigil.

If you'd like to help the Iverson family pay for medical bills and other related expenses, head to:

https://www.facebook.com/#!/inmemoryofMichaelIverson

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UPDATED Wednesday, October 9, 2013 --- 3:11 p.m.

A vigil is planned for Michael Iverson, the 10-year-old boy killed in a crash Monday evening in Green Co.

Iverson family friend Holly King says the vigil will take place Thursday, October 10th at 7:30 p.m.

It will be held at Mandt Park on 4th Street in Stoughton.

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UPDATED: Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 --- 10:30 p.m.

When Heather Gonzagowski logged onto Facebook early Tuesday morning, she learned of the tragic news from Monday evening.

"Oh my gosh, I was in shock. And then I called [my sister] right away and I was like, you won't believe what just happened," Gonzagowski said.

"My reaction was, why at 5:30 in the evening is somebody out driving that's been drinking," said Holly King.

The two sisters went to Lafollette High School with Deanna Iverson, the mom of 10-year-old Michael Iverson.

"He was the sweetest little boy anybody could have asked to have," King said. "She's completely numb, still is in complete shock that it even happened to them. I know she's just going along as she can, the best that she can."

Now Gonzagowski and King want to do something to help their friend get through this incredibly difficult time. They've set up an account at Associated Bank called The Iverson Family Memorial Fund. Anyone can donate to it at any Associated Bank. It will go directly to the family to help pay for medical bills, as well as any expenses while Deanna's husband, Matthew, is recovering and can't work.

"On top of that, we also decided that we need to do a benefit on top of that, which will obviously take place at a later date," Gonzagowski said.

The sisters also ask that people look out for boxes with green tops and blue bottoms in Stoughton. They're asking for donations to be put into them, pictures that kids might want to draw who knew Michael, cards, etc. Everything will be donated to the Iverson family.

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UPDATED Tuesday, October 8, 2013 --- 2:52 p.m.

The 10-year-old that died after a crash in Green Co. has been identified as Michael Iverson of Stoughton.

Witnesses say they saw a pick-up truck passing two different vehicles prior to the crash. It was traveling at a high rate of speed.

The truck reportedly entered a curve at a high speed and slid out of control, crossing the center line.

The driver of the mini-van took evasive action but was hit.

The passenger of the pick-up truck advised law enforcement at the scene that both the driver of the pick-up truck and the passenger were drinking alcohol prior to the crash.

An opened container of alcohol was found in the pick-up truck.

The 21-year-old driver, Trevor McGuire, was arrested.

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UPDATED Tuesday, October 8, 2013 --- 10:58 a.m.

MONROE, Wis. (AP) -- The driver of a pickup truck is under arrest in a Green County crash that killed a 10-year-old boy.

Sheriff's deputies say the 21-year-old Monroe man was driving drunk when he crossed the centerline on Highway 59 and hit an oncoming minivan Monday evening in the town of Albany. A passenger in the minivan, Michael Iverson, was killed. His dad, who was driving the minivan, and two siblings who were also passengers were injured.

The pickup driver and a passenger were also hurt.

The Stoughton Area School District says Iverson was a fifth-grader at Kegonsa Elementary School.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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Posted Tuesday, October 8, 2013 --- 2:15 a.m.

A 10 year old is dead and two other children hurt after a car accident in Green County. The crash happened just after 5:40 p.m. on the STH 59 at Broughton Road.

Police say a pick-up truck traveling west crossed over the center line and hit the mini-van traveling east. The 21 year old driver Trevor McGuire of Monroe suffered non-life threatening injuries. His passenger has minor injuries and refused treatment.

The driver of the mini-van, 35 year old Matthew Iverson of Stoughton, was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries. He was traveling with three children ages 7,10 and 13. His 10 year old passenger died at the scene from injuries sustained due to impact. The 13 year old and 7 year old were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. All passengers were wearing their seat belts.

Police say McGuire was drinking alcohol prior to the crash. He was arrested and charged with Reckless Driving and Homicide by Intoxicated Use of a Vehicle.


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