According to Fox 7, a man killed his own son and another victim while driving drunk on the afternoon of June 10.
Austin Police say that Marco Oliva-Quevedo, 27, is now facing murder and intoxication charges for causing the deadly crash.
At around 6:50 p.m., Oliva-Quevedo was driving his Honda Civic eastbound on Parmer Lane when he ran a red light at the intersection of Harris Branch Parkway. The Honda collided into the driver side of an F-150, causing the pickup truck to roll over three times.
Johnny Viera, 44, was the man driving the F-150. Even though he was wearing his seat belt, he was ejected from his truck. When first responders arrived, Viera was dead on the scene.
Austin Police Department (APD) Corporal David Boyd said that speed had to be a factor, because after crashing into the F-150, the Honda continued across the road where it hit a light pole. The force of that impact caused the rear end of the vehicle to rise up.
Oliva-Quevedo had two passengers in the vehicle with him: Leyland, his five-year-old son, and his 16-year-old sister-in-law. The five year old and 16 year old were both wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.
The five year old was taken to Dell Children’s Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead. The 16 year old is hospitalized after sustaining a life-threatening brain injury.
Witnesses tell Fox 7 that the light had been red for five seconds when the Honda sped into the intersection. Oliva-Quevedo admitted to the police that before driving he consumed four and half beers.
How Many Traffic Fatalities Has Austin Had This Year?
This is Austin’s 23rd fatal traffic crash and the 29th fatality of 2014. This time last year, there were 32 traffic fatalities.
Did You Know? According to KXAN, Austin police have arrested 40 drunken drivers this year. In 2012, police arrested 51 impaired drivers.
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