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East Troy man faces charges in fatal crash

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Kevin Hoffman
September 4, 2010
— A 44-year-old East Troy man faces a charge of homicide by drunken driving after an accident Thursday night that killed a 6-year-old boy.

The accident occurred at about 8:11 p.m. at Highway 20 and County N in Troy Township. Walworth County sheriff’s deputies found 6-year-old Treyton Kilar of Whitewater unresponsive in the back seat of the car, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.


Deputies said he was taken to Waukesha Memorial Hospital and pronounced dead at 9:42 p.m.


An initial investigation found Scott Dragotta was northbound on County N and Michael Kilar was driving west on Highway 20. Deputies said Dragotta failed to stop for a stop sign and struck the vehicle.


Capt. Scott McClory said Dragotta failed field sobriety tests at the scene.


Michael Kilar was transported to the hospital with critical injuries. A hospital spokesman said Friday he was in fair condition.


Two other passengers in his car—Kindyl Kilar, 5, and Rosemary Jaskolski, 15—were uninjured, according to a news release.


Walworth County Sheriff David Graves said investigators on Friday still were piecing together evidence. They didn’t yet know where the family was coming from and were awaiting results on Dragotta’s blood alcohol content, which takes at least a month.


Dragotta made his initial court appearance Friday afternoon in Walworth County Court. His bond was set at $100,000 cash.


Deputies said Dragotta also is suspected in a hit-and-run that occurred minutes earlier in Lafayette Township. McClory said the driver involved in that accident suffered minor injuries.


The sheriff’s office is investigating both incidents.



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