Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The case against a Kansas man charged in a deadly crash in Nebraska has been sent to Dawson County District Court for trial.
Twenty-two-year-old Destry Swartz, of Coats, Kan., is charged with motor vehicular homicide, operating a vehicle to avoid arrest and driving under the influence in the Oct. 8 death of 68-year-old Ruben Maravilla-Cortes, of Lexington.
Authorities say Swartz was being chased by a state trooper for running a stop sign when he ran red light at an intersection and hit Maravilla-Cortes' vehicle.
Swartz waived his preliminary hearing in county court on Monday. He remains in the Dawson County jail on $500,000 bond.