In nearby Bedford County, a 19-year-old has been charged with vehicular homicide.
In the wreck, 25-year-old Ty Daeria Green and a 6-year-old child were killed. The head-on-collision happened on State Highway 64 in Beechgrove, near Walker Road. The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports the crash occurred just after nightfall on March 23, 2021.
The victims in the accident were driving a small 2012 Audi A4 sedan and the suspect was driving a 2016 GMC Terrain, a mid-sized SUV.
The collision occurred when Ruiz tried to pass another vehicle, according to the THP.
In addition to the vehicular homicide charge, Ruiz is also facing his first DUI charge and two counts of vehicular assault.