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Name released in Lexington high speed accident

Posted: 10/12/12 08:26

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. 22-year-old Destry Swartz, of Kansas is charged with vehicular homicide while driving drunk and four other charges. Swartz remains in custody pending $500,000 bail.