Man accused of killing juvenile in DUI crash gets $200k bond

William E. Swan, 45, is charged with driving while suspended, possession of drug paraphernalia, vehicular manslaughter and aggravated DUI.

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – The man accused of killing a juvenile and injuring another man in a crash on I-90 in Coeur d’Alene remains in jail on a $200,000 bond. 

William E. Swan, 45, is charged with driving while suspended, possession of drug paraphernalia, vehicular manslaughter and aggravated DUI. 

The Idaho State Police said a green 1995 Acura driven by Jonah Z. Leeder, 20, and the 16-year-old passenger was traveling eastbound at about 10:30 p.m. on Friday when Leeder attempted to pass a vehicle and spun out of control.

ISP said Leeder’s vehicle stalled perpendicular to oncoming traffic in the right lane. A gold 2000 Chevrolet driven by Swan was also traveling eastbound when he t-boned Leeder’s car. 

The juvenile passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. Leeder as transported to Kootenai Health. ISP said all three were wearing their seatbelts.

The victims of the crash were the sons of a Kootenai County Sheriff's Deputy. The oldest son, Jonah, was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle Tuesday, according to a GoFundMe page that has been set up to help the family. 

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