Emotions ran high Wednesday in Marshall County as a young man was sentenced in the death of a friend. David Schwing plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter in July.
Investigators say Schwing was driving on Route 250, with Art Wood in the passenger seat. He decided to pass another vehicle in a no-passing zone. He lost control of the vehicle and crashed into an oncoming van. Wood died as a result of his injuries from the crash.
Schwing's mother addressed the court before her son was given the maximum sentence, one year behind bars.
"There wasn't one loss, there was two losses," she said through tears. "My son is no longer David Schwing. There's a hole in all of us. We are all suffering. His punishment has already been served to him. We all were dealt on that day."
David Schwing also told Magistrate Buzzard he wishes that he could trade places with his friend, and he never intended for the accident to happen when he made that rash decision.
The details of Schwing's sentence have yet to be worked out. He will also pay a $1,000 fine and spend a year on probation.