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Lovington Man Behind Bars For Fleeing The Scene of Fatal Accident

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A Lovington man is now behind bars for fleeing the scene of a fatal wreck last weekend.

24-year-old Cody Ruiz is facing multiple charges including two counts of homicide by vehicle.

The crash happened at Jefferson Avenue and First Street and took the lives of Karina Falvela and Manuel Favela Garcia of Odessa.

A Lovington man was also seriously hurt in the wreck.

Ruiz admitted to drinking all day at a party that he returned to on foot after the crash happened.

He was arrested on Monday morning without any trouble and is currently being held on a $1 million bond.