Father Arrested and Charged with Intoxication Manslaughter

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The father of the 11-year-old boy killed in a DWI related car crash has been arrested.

45-year-old Jose Alonzo Quintanilla was taken into custody at the Hidalgo County Jail. He was charged with Intoxication Manslaughter. The fatal crash happened on September 19 on Ingle Road west of 281 in Edinburg. 

11-year-old Javen Unique Quintanilla was the passenger in the car. According to Texas DPS he was not properly restrained in his seat belt. The boy died at the hospital later. The father was hospitalized and had refused a breathalyzer test. Quntanilla also hit another car, but the driver and passengers suffered non-life threatening injuries.

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