Accused Michigan State Trooper was hero in 2013 Detroit freeway crash

Trooper Seth Swanson now accused of embezzlement

Seth Swanson

DETROIT - A now former Michigan State Police trooper who is accused of pocketing more than $170,000 in fees was among the first emergency responders at a chain-reaction wreck that killed three people back in 2013. 

Seth Swanson, 31, of Royal Oak, is charged with embezzlement by a public official more than $50 and uttering and publishing. Just a few years ago he was being called a hero for what he did to help victims of a crash on I-75 in Detroit. He helped rescue a young girl from the deadly pileup. 

Whatever miracle happened, it (the rescue breath) took and she took a really deep breath and came conscious," Swanson said at the time. "Then she started feeling her injuries that she had sustained ... I held her head straight so it didn't move around. I was afraid of further injury to herself."

Watch the interview with him from Feb. 8, 2013 here: 

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