Christian County - The charges have changed for the man police say caused a deadly crash last month in Pana.
37-year-old Matthew Swisher was originally charged for improper lane usage and driving under the influence. Swisher now faces new charges of aggravated driving under the influence involving a death.
The crash happened on February 7th near the 2100 block of East 350 North Road, about two miles west of Pana, at about 8:48 p.m. Illinois State Police say Swisher was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Impala traveling westbound when he lost control of the vehicle, went into a plowed field, and rolled the vehicle several times.
Both Swisher and his passenger were thrown from the vehicle during the crash. Swisher was taken to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The passenger, identified as Kevin Thompson, 43, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.