Loveland Teen Killed by Suspected Drunk Driver
A 13-year old Loveland boy was killed by a suspected drunk driver Friday night. Denver7 reported that Gavin Myers was walking northbound on the west side of N. Wilson Avenue, near Glen Isle Drive, when he was struck by a pickup truck that left the roadway, jumped a curb and drove onto the grass. Tire marks were clearly visible on the grass.
Loveland Police arrested 47-year old Richard Roy Swanson. He is now being held for investigation of Vehicular Homicide, Careless Driving Resulting in Death and DUI. Swanson has a previous driving record.
A classmate of the victim told Denver7 that friends will gather at Lucille Irwin Middle School in Loveland, at 2:30 on June 13, to sign posters for Gavin's parents, Eric and Melissa.
She said there will be a big event at Noon on July 2, at Mehaffey Park. That's where friends and loved one will gather for a balloon release and a skating event in remembrance of Gavin.