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Not guilty plea entered for McGuire
Trevor J. McGuire, 21, charged with reckless homicide in a crash that killed a 10-year-old Stoughton boy on Oct. 7., pleaded not guilty while appearing for his arraignment at the Green County Circuit Court Friday, Feb. 21. (Times photo: Anthony Wahl)
MONROE - A plea of not guilty was entered Friday, Feb. 21 by the defense attorney of a 21-year-old man who is charged with vehicular homicide for a crash that killed a 10-year-old Stoughton boy.

Trevor J. McGuire, Madison, appeared in person for his arraignment at the Green County Circuit Court. He is charged with a Class B Felony count of first-degree reckless homicide, Class D Felony counts of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle, first-degree reckless injury and Class F Felony counts of injury by intoxicated use of a vehicle and first-degree recklessly endangering safety.

If convicted for the maximum penalty, he could face a combined sentence of more than 170 years in prison.

Court records detail the accident that claimed the life of Michael Iverson on the afternoon of Oct. 7, 2013 on Wisconsin 59 at Broughton Road, Albany. McGuire was driving a 1998 red GMC pickup that collided with a minivan driven by Mathhew I. Iverson, 35, Stoughton.

EMT personnel and an officer attempted to remove the child from the severely damaged van and could not find a pulse. Michael's two siblings, ages 7 and 13, survived with minor injuries. Matthew Iverson received extensive injuries, including a fractured pelvis, back, elbow, cheek bone and broken ribs.

McGuire received non-life-threatening injuries and had to be transported to Monroe Clinic hospital. His passenger Michael G.V. Ladwig, 24, had minor injuries but declined medical attention.

Deputies found an opened bottle of tequila on the floor of the pickup's front passenger area and deputies reported a strong odor of alcohol coming off of Ladwig and McGuire. McGuire's eyes were described as "red and glossy."

Ladwig told deputies he and McGuire had been drinking vodka out of a flask at a warehouse in Albany, where they were loading furniture to move to a new apartment in Monroe. The Iversons were on their way home from a volleyball game in Monroe.

District Attorney Jeffrey Kohl added new wording to the charges against McGuire, but the penalties were not modified. Kohl added the "use of a controlled substance," to the charges involving alcohol from results of McGuire's blood work.

McGuire's attorney Christ Van Wagner said they could not proceed beyond entering a plea until the traffic accident reconstruction report is completed and the attorneys have a chance to review it. McGuire has a pre-trial conference set for 10:30 a.m. on May 6.