Driver charged in 5-year-old son’s death

AUSTIN, TEXAS (KXAN) — A driver involved in the Northeast Austin crash on Tuesday that killed his 5-year-old son and another man has been charged with murder and intoxication manslaughter.

Police say more charges against Marco Oliva-Quevedo, 27, are pending. He was driving the 2011 Honda Civic that T-boned a 2004 Ford F-150 after running a red light at Harris Branch Parkway and East Parmer Lane.

Police say Oliva-Quevedo was headed east on Parmer Lane around 6:50 p.m. when he ran into the driver’s side of the truck, causing the truck to roll. While the 44-year-old driver of the truck had on his seat belt, he was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene.

Oliva-Quevedo was taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge with serious injuries, while his passengers — both children — were taken to Dell Children’s Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. That’s where his 5-year-old son, Leyland Oliva, later died.

Families are still being notified about the deaths, and the name of the 44-year-old man is not releasable at this time.

This case is still being investigated, and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call APD Vehicular Homicide Unit detectives at 512-974-5594.

This is Austin’s 23rd deadly traffic crash and the 29th death of 2014. At this time in 2013, there were 32 traffic deaths.


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