Daniel Swader loved working on cars, but it was a car crash in Frederick County this weekend that ended his life.
According to his neighbors and close friends, Swader, 20, loved his 1993 Honda more than anything. His Facebook page is plastered with pictures of it and other cars. He called himself a tuner, a fan of tricked out little cars.
Neighbor Shirletta Carrington said, "...once he bought his car, he would put it together and take it apart each and every day, for about three months, until his dad finally let him go out."
Early Sunday morning, Swader's love for his car and fast driving cost him his life. The Frederick County Sheriff's Office says he was driving one of three cars spotted speeding up and down Gambrill Park Road, located west of Frederick. It was the second night the cars were seen speeding down the stretch of road. Neighbors called police, and the responding deputy managed to stop one car. It's alleged Swader spotted the deputy's cruiser and tried to speed away, but he lost control on the hilly, winding road and slammed into a tree.
A passenger in Swader's car survived the crash and posted a memorial to Swader on Facebook.
"Just tearing us up, man...we've been a tight knit community for years and everybody is feeling it," said Garfield Dorsey, another one of Swader's neighbors.
Swader worked part-time and was attending Montgomery College. His friends say he was just a good guy.
"He's a decent boy. He speaks to everyone in the neighborhood whether it's adults or children, and he's just a goodhearted person. He didn't deserve that," Carrington added.