Gwinn man arrested for fatal crash

A Gwinn man is facing six felony counts from a fatal accident in Gladstone.

harley durocherTwenty-four-year-old Harley Durocher is charged with two counts of operating with a suspended license causing death, two counts of reckless driving causing death and two counts of operating under the influence of a controlled substance causing death.

The Delta County Prosecutor’s Office says Durocher will be arraigned in Delta County District Court this morning.

He’s accused of running a red light at the intersection of US-2 and 41 and South Hill Road in Gladstone on March 20th.

Gladstone Public Safety says he was driving a semi for LJ Roberto Logging of Gwinn, and they say he hit a vehicle driven by 73-year-old Thomas Swift of Escanaba.

Swift died at the scene, and his wife, 73-year-old Barbara Swift, died of her injuries several days later.

The impact pushed the Swifts’ vehicle into another vehicle, driven by 72-year-old Joyce Scheriff of Gladstone.

She was treated at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba and released.