A Florida man accused of killing another individual in a DUI related crash in Morris has been extradited to Grundy County. The Morris Police Department said 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 of 2020.
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 David 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. The 59-year-old Swore from Florida 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 indicted on October 7th of 2020 on two counts of Aggravated DUI/Death, both class two felonies. According to the indictment, Swore’s blood alcohol concentration level was above .08. After being released from the hospital, Swore was eventually picked up on a Grundy County warrant by Florida authorities.
After an extradition waiver was obtained, Swore was transported to the Grundy County Jail this past weekend and his bond was set at $250,000.