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Man charged in 11-year-old boy’s death in San Antonio car crash

October 8, 2018

A 43-year-old man was charged with intoxication manslaughter after his car veered off a road and hit a wall Saturday evening on the city’s Northeast side, killing an 11-year-old boy and injuring three people.

Randy Perez also was charged with three counts of intoxication assault, San Antonio Police Department spokesman Carlos Ortiz said. Perez was booked into the Bexar County Jail Sunday afternoon.

Perez was driving north on Northeast Loop 410 in a 2006 Mitsubishi Galant when the car went off the road near Interstate 35, traveled down an embankment and crashed into a retaining wall, police said. Officers evaluated Perez and determined he was intoxicated, police said.

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The 11-year-old boy, who was riding in the backseat, was taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center and pronounced dead around 6:30 p.m. Saturday, police said.

Two other boys, ages 16 and 17, who also were riding in the backseat, were seriously injured. They were taken to University Hospital. Emergency responders transported 50-year-old Linda Trevino, who was in the front seat, to the military medical center with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

All three were reported in stable condition Sunday.

The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office had not identified the 11-year-old boy as of Sunday afternoon.

Intoxication manslaughter is a second-degree felony that carries a maximum 20-year prison sentence upon conviction. Intoxication assault is a third-degree felony punishable by a maximum 10-year sentence.

Joshua Fechter is a San Antonio-based staff writer covering retail and tourism. Read him on our free site, mySA.com, and on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com. | jfechter@express-news.net | Twitter: @JFreports