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Driver In Crash That Killed Son Had Previous Drunk Driving Arrest

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(credit: CBS)

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BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – As the family of a 7-year-old Longmont boy killed in a crash in Boulder County Friday night mourn his death, new information about the boy’s father’s driving record are coming to light.

Investigators with the Colorado State Patrol said they believe alcohol played a part in Friday night’s crash at the intersection of state highways 119 and 52. They said the boy, whose name was Vicente Nunez, was killed after his father, Manuel Nunez-Luna, rolled his Ford Explorer.

Manuel- Nunez-Luna (credit: Boulder Sheriff)

Manuel Nunez-Luna (credit: Boulder Sheriff)

Vicente Nunez

Vicente Nunez (credit: Facebook)

Officials with the Colorado State Patrol said Vicente Nunez was riding unrestrained in the cargo area of the SUV and was partially ejected from the vehicle.

Authorities said Nunez-Luna will be facing charges in the crash. A background check shows that he was charged with aggravated DUI in 2009 in New Mexico as well as abandonment or abuse of a child.

Vicente’s grandmother spoke with CBS4 on Sunday and said she will always remember the boy’s great smile. She told CBS4 she adopted Vincent and was raising him, but that he did spend time with his father on occasion.

The grandmother said the boy brought joy to the family every day.

Manuel Nunez-Luna with Vicente Nunez

Manuel Nunez-Luna with Vicente Nunez (credit: Facebook)

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