A 23-year-old Kansas man has been sentenced for the death of Lexington man in a two-vehicle collision in Lexington last October.
Destry Swartz, of Coats, Kan., was sentenced Friday to 20 years in a Nebraska prison for vehicular homicide.
Swartz pleaded guilty to charges of vehicular homicide while driving drunk and flight to avoid arrest. In exchange for his plea, prosecutors dropped three other charges.
The Nebraska State Patrol reported that on Oct. 8 a trooper saw Swartz's truck violate a traffic signal at Sixth and Grant Streets. A late-night pursuit began when Swartz would not pull over.
The trooper pursued the pickup
southbound on Highway 283 until Swartz's pickup ran a red light and slammed into a truck driven by Ruben Maravilla-Cortes, of Lexington. He was pronounced dead at the scene.