October 08, 2013: News Release Update, 6th Fatality Crash
News Release Update, Green County 6th Fatality Crash, 10-7-2013
After conferring with family members, the name of the decedent in this crash is being released. Michael T. Iverson, 10 yrs. of age, from Stoughton, was the victim who was fatally injured.
A preliminary investigation revealed further details of the crash, which are as follows:
Witnesses interviewed at the scene reported to the Sheriff’s Department that the pick-up truck was observed passing two different vehicles prior to the crash and driving at a high rate of speed. Information was also given that the pick-up truck entered the curve at the location of the crash at a speed that was greater than the curve could be negotiated and the pick-up truck slid out of control while in the curve, crossing the center line, and entered the opposing lane of traffic, crossing over the opposing lane of traffic. It was also reported that the operator of the mini-van took evasive action to try and avoid the collision and operated the mini-van to the right, over the gravel shoulder, to avoid collision, but was struck despite his efforts. 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 consuming alcohol prior to the crash. An opened container of alcohol was found in the pick-up truck.
Lt. Paul Weichbrod