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Charges have been filed against a man accused of killing another individual.

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 the ambulance that was eastbound near the Evergreen Plaza on September 18th.

The juvenile and several other vehicles behind him 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 has been charged with DUI, improper overtaking, improper lane usage, following fire apparatus illegally, failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident, and no valid insurance.

The investigation remains ongoing and more charges could be filed in the future.