Lovington man faces charges of homicide by vehicle

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A Lovington man faces charges in a deadly rollover wreck.

25 year old Alexander Ruiz has been charged with homicide by vehicle.

According to New Mexico State Police, the wreck happened when Ruiz lost control of his car, overcorrected, and rolled several times.

Both Ruiz and 27 year old Alicia Llamas were thrown from the car.

Llamas died at the scene.

Investigators say alcohol, driver inattention, and not wearing seatbelts helped cause the crash.

Ruiz is being held on a 10 thousand bond.