Felony charges have been filed against a man accused of killing another individual. David Swore, 59, of Port Charlotte, Florida was indicted by a Grundy County Grand Jury on October 7 on two counts of Aggravated DUI/Death, both class two felonies.
According to the Morris Police Department accident report given to WCSJ, a Ford Focus driven by a juvenile heading westbound on Route 6 yielded to an ambulance that was eastbound near the Evergreen Plaza on September 18th.
The juvenile and several other vehicles behind the ambulance then got back into the driving lane of traffic after the ambulance went by. That’s when Swore, who was westbound on a motorcycle, proceeded to pass the vehicles using the center line and ended up striking the juvenile’s vehicle on the driver side door.
At the time of the crash, the juvenile was attempting to turn left into Evergreen Plaza. Swore and Ruth Springer, 59, of Morris were ejected from the motorcycle. Police officials say Springer was airlifted to Good Samaritan Hospital where she later died from her injuries. Swore was transported to Morris Hospital and then airlifted to Loyola Medical Center.
Swore was originally charged with DUI, improper overtaking, improper lane usage, following fire apparatus illegally, failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident, and no valid insurance.
According to the indictment, Swore’s blood alcohol concentration level was above .08. Swore’s first court appearance is October 26th. If convicted on the Aggravated DUI charges, Swore could serve between 3 and 14 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections or receive probation under extreme circumstances.