Chase Collision Victim Identified

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Authorities have released the name of a Lexington, Nebraska 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. 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, Kansas 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. Swartz remains in custody on $500,000 bail.


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