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Police: Driver who killed 11-year-old son in drunken driving crash facing 4 charges

Open container found in car, man smelled like alcohol, police say

Note: Booking photo for previous July 2018 arrest.

SAN ANTONIO – A father is facing four charges after police said he was driving drunk in a crash that killed his 11-year-old son and injured his wife and two other kids Saturday night.

Police have not released the name of the man charged in connection with the crash. However, magistrate records show Randy Perez, 43, was arrested on suspicion of intoxication manslaughter and three counts of intoxication assault -- the four charges authorities said Sunday they would be pursuing against the 43-year-old driver.

According to police, the driver was traveling with his wife and three kids when he veered off Interstate 35 near Loop 410 and went down an embankment and into a concrete wall.

Police said there was an open container in the car at the time of the crash, and emergency medical technicians smelled alcohol on the man. A preliminary report states they found the driver to be intoxicated.

Police said the driver, his wife and their three kids -- ages 17, 16 and 11 -- were all rushed to area hospitals. The 11-year-old was pronounced dead at San Antonio Military Medical Center.

As of Sunday morning, police said the two other children are in stable condition at University Hospital, and the driver's wife is in stable condition at San Antonio Military Medical Center.

While police at the scene said Saturday the driver and 50-year-old female passenger are married, KSAT has been unable to verify their relationship. The names of the three children were not released.

Editor's note: Initially, first responders believed the car rolled over in its descent down the embankment, but police made no mention of a rollover in a preliminary report Sunday morning.