Member of Swets family killed in car crash

Donald Swets, 49, of Severance and a member of the family that created the Swetsville Zoo, was killed Friday in a car crash on Highway 14 near Ault. Full Story
Sarah

Johnstown, CO

#1 Jun 4, 2013
This accident was completely avoidable and senseless and took the life of a kind,caring,decent man who has a family that loves him dearly. I am a friend of his and knew what a great and decent man Don was. He would give the shirt off his back for anyone. The world has truly lost a wonderful person. If our dysfunctional justice system had put the repeat offender, Billy Douglass behind bars when he committed his past crimes, maybe Don Swets would be still alive today. It is known that Billy Douglass has a long rap sheet and also had no car insurance on top of that. This man had no business driving a car and poor Don Swets had to pay the price for this man's reckless and irresponsible behavior with his life. If you research the circumstances surrounding the accident, my previous statement is evident. Certain other newspaper articles have spun this story around to make it look like a dangerous intersection is the only reason this accident happened, but there is much more to this story than that article would have you believe. I am hoping for justice for Donals Swets and his poor family.
Harsh Laser Family

Denver, CO

#2 Jun 5, 2013
Very sad loss of Don Swets great Man!
Our prayers go out to the family.
michelle

Denver, CO

#3 Jun 12, 2013
it is sad when a good person is taken for no reason other than bad judgement from another person I dont know donald but I have heard alot of bad things about this billy douglas I pray for the swets family for their loss
Sarah wrote:
This accident was completely avoidable and senseless and took the life of a kind,caring,decent man who has a family that loves him dearly. I am a friend of his and knew what a great and decent man Don was. He would give the shirt off his back for anyone. The world has truly lost a wonderful person. If our dysfunctional justice system had put the repeat offender, Billy Douglass behind bars when he committed his past crimes, maybe Don Swets would be still alive today. It is known that Billy Douglass has a long rap sheet and also had no car insurance on top of that. This man had no business driving a car and poor Don Swets had to pay the price for this man's reckless and irresponsible behavior with his life. If you research the circumstances surrounding the accident, my previous statement is evident. Certain other newspaper articles have spun this story around to make it look like a dangerous intersection is the only reason this accident happened, but there is much more to this story than that article would have you believe. I am hoping for justice for Donals Swets and his poor family.
A friend from long ago

United States

#4 Jun 13, 2013
You know I am so sorry that Don lost his life in this accident. But so did Billy. Yes this accident could have been prevented but how dare any of you stand in judgement of another person. I can guarntee that Billy Joe didn't wake up that morning and say "Oh what the hell, I think I will go kill someone in a car wreck today!" Accidents happen! It doesn't matter on someone's past what type of person they are. I am not sure about all of you casting a harsh judgement but I know that as for me and my friends we are not perfect! Billy Joe was still a human being, a son, a father and a friend. The only person that will judge you in the end is God.
Emily Douglass wife

United States

#5 Jul 30, 2013
A friend from long ago wrote:
You know I am so sorry that Don lost his life in this accident. But so did Billy. Yes this accident could have been prevented but how dare any of you stand in judgement of another person. I can guarntee that Billy Joe didn't wake up that morning and say "Oh what the hell, I think I will go kill someone in a car wreck today!" Accidents happen! It doesn't matter on someone's past what type of person they are. I am not sure about all of you casting a harsh judgement but I know that as for me and my friends we are not perfect! Billy Joe was still a human being, a son, a father and a friend. The only person that will judge you in the end is God.
you know what that man was n is my husband. you people are so rudely talking about . Billy is love of my life . nobody has a clue how missed Billy is how lost me n our 3 yr old son is . Billy lost his life too. and nobody knows how it happened but id sure like to talk to the so called people sitting at both stop signs ha right. Billy was on his way to new job n we were in prowess of moving up there. I know my husband and none of this sounds right to me its pretty fishy when me the wife of Billy can't get legit real answers from state troopers or doctors in the hospital. Billy Joe not a day goes by baby that you arent talked about n our house n so very missed . Chars is having horrible time night mears thoughts n feelings we shouldn't have to have. Billy was a damn good person n I don't believe ill ever get past any of this .

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