BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)- State troopers have issued an arrest warrant for the 41-year-old man who was behind the wheel when he crashed an SUV in Boulder County and killed his 7-year-old son.
Investigators with the Colorado State Patrol said they believe alcohol played a part in the Aug. 23 crash at the intersection of state Highways 119 and 52 between Boulder and Longmont.
They said the boy, whose name was Vicente Nunez, was killed after his father, Manuel Nunez-Luna, rolled his Ford Explorer. Investigators say he ran a red light and crashed after swerving to avoid crossing traffic. Vicente was allegedly riding unrestrained in the cargo area of the SUV and was partially ejected from the vehicle.
Nunez-Luna and six other passengers, including four children ages 5 through 15, suffered minor injuries.
Troopers believe Nunez-Luna, who is also known as simply Manuel Nunez, may have left the state. They believe he may have gone to California or may be hiding there.
Nunez-Luna faces vehicular homicide and DUI charges. He was arrested after the crash but was released as state troopers continued their investigation.
CBS4′s background check found that Nunez-Luna was arrested nearly a dozen times in Colorado over the last 20 years.
Anyone who has any information about Nunez-Luna is asked to call 303-239-4501.
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