Funeral for Whitewater boy killed in crash set for Wednesday
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WHITEWATER The funeral for Treyton Kilar of Whitewater, a first-grader at St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Jefferson, will be held at noon Wednesday.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today, Sept. 7, 2010 and 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Jefferson.
Treyton, an avid Milwaukee Brewers baseball fan, will be buried in his beloved Brewers jersey, according to a story in today's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Treyton Kilar died Sept. 2 when the car his father, Michael Kilar, 44, was driving was allegedly struck by a car driven by Scott Dragotta of East Troy.
Treyton's mother, Mary Kilar, is principal at St. John's and the family was returning in two vehicles from the Whitewater High School girls' volleyball game in East Troy. A daughter, Brittany Hallberg-Kilar, 17, is a member of the team.
Mary Kilar, who also serves as an assistant volleyball coach for Whitewater, was following about 10 minutes behind the car driven by her husband, according to the Jefferson Daily Union.
In addition to Treyton, Michael's passengers included daughters Kindyl E. Kilar, 5, a kindergartner at St. John the Baptist, and Rosemary L. Jaskolski-Kilar, 15, a student at Whitewater High School.
Dragotta made his initial court appearance Friday afternoon in Walworth County Court. His bond was set at $100,000 cash.
An initial investigation found 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.
Investigators were expected to recommend Dragotta, be charged with OWI-homicide and OWI-causing great bodily injury, according to a Walworth County Sheriff's office news release.
Dragotta is expected back in court at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, for a preliminary hearing.