MADISON, Wis. (WCCO/AP) — Wisconsin authorities released the name of a 9-year-old boy who was killed in a rollover crash on Interstate 90 near Madison.

Alonzo Stevenson of St. Paul, Minn. was killed when the 50-year-old driver of a 1994 GMC SUV fell asleep at the wheel, according to the Wisconsin State Patrol.  The crash happened about 3:40 a.m. Saturday.

The driver woke up when the vehicle hit the rumble strips on the side of the interstate. The driver then over-corrected, lost control of the vehicle, rolling it into the ditch. The boy was ejected from the vehicle.

Two other passengers suffered non-life threatening injuries. The driver was not hurt in the accident.

An autopsy performed by the Dane County medical examiner’s office confirmed Alonzo died of injuries sustained in the crash.

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Comments (3)
  1. JamieinMN says:

    So tragic :-/ At 3:40 am this young child and ALL children should be fast asleep in their beds. RIP young one.

  2. Fed Up says:

    Seatbelts. Nobody gets ejected when wearing one. Wearing one in a rollover reduces your chances of death by 75%.

  3. Debra says:

    I knew this family and the young boy who perished. More than likely he unfastened his own seat belt at some point before the crash as the others were wearing them at the time of it. If this were not the case, more if not ALL of them would have died. I spoke to the mother yesterday, and she stated that when they got back into the car to drive away after leaving the gas station before the crash, EVERYONE was wearing seat belts as she made sure of it.

    Jake, you should not make comments as the one you posted above until you know ALL of the facts.

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