Lexington Collision Victim Identified

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Authorities have released the name of a Lexington man who was killed when his vehicle was struck by a pickup being chased by a state trooper.

Dawson County Attorney Elizabeth Waterman identified the victim as 68-year-old Ruben Maravilla-Cortes, of Lexington.

He was pronounced dead early Tuesday morning at the scene along U.S. Highway 283 in Lexington.

Waterman says 22-year-old Destry Swartz, of Coats, Kan., was driving the pickup being chased. He and a 17-year-old Lexington boy were not hurt in the collision.

Swartz is charged with vehicular homicide while driving drunk and four other charges.

A Dawson County jailer said Swartz remained in custody on Thursday, pending $500,000 bail. Online court records don't list his attorney's name.


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