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Driver of car crash remembered

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A week after the accident, Waterloo Police are still investigating what lead to a driver's death after he crashed his car into a tree. 

The State Medical Examiner identified the driver of the vehicle as 26-year-old Michael Jerome Levy Jr. of Waterloo.

Police say the crash happened last Thursday around midnight on the 500 block of Newell street.

Friends and family are still searching for answers, but they're trying to remember Levy for the kind soul he was. 

"I always remember he always smiled," said high school friend Trashon Montgomery. "I've never seen him frown. Even if he was having a bad day, you couldn't tell by his face."

The scene of the crash now filled with candles to remember Levy. He was a dad, a soon-to-be-husband, and a friend to everyone he met. 

Waterloo Police say they're trying to determine a timeline for where Levy was the night of the accident. Authorities say they're still investigating what exactly caused him to veer off the side of the road and hit the tree. 

A week after, the scene of the crash is still evident, marked by skid marks. Pieces of glass from the impact of his car still scattered all over the neighbors yard. 

Family and friends are trying to erase the haunting image of the scene of the crash and instead remember the bright smile Levy always shared. 

"Even if he wasn't like your family, or a really really close friend it took a piece out of you, just because of the person he was," said Montgomery. "They don't make people like that anymore who make it a must to make you happy even if they aren't happy."

One friend even said he was truly a great role model, always looking out for people.

The State Medical Examiner says they are running a toxicology report as protocol. The results will be available in four weeks. 

Services for Levy will be at 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. 

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