A Danville man pleaded guilty last week to reckless homicide and assault charges related to a July 11, 2000, traffic accident that killed a Danville woman.
Daniel Swartz, 21, of 718 West Lexington Avenue, pleaded guilty in Boyle Circuit Court to charges of reckless homicide and assault under extreme emotional distress. He was sentenced to five years in prison on each count, to run concurrently.
Commonwealth Attorney Richard Bottoms said Swartz was involved in an automobile accident on Ky. 34 in which Ruby Elizabeth Smith, then 62, died, and a juvenile passenger in her car, Christopher Grey II, was injured. Bottoms said tests revealed no evidence of alcohol or drug use by Swartz, but witness statements alleged he drove recklessly prior to the accident.
Swartz was indicted by a Boyle County Grand Jury April 19, 2001.