HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) — A man has been charged with murder, accused of being behind the wheel while intoxicated, and causing a crash that killed his child in northeast Harris County.
On Sunday evening, Emanuel Camancho-Patino, 34, appeared in court and had his bond set at $1 million, court records show.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said the wreck happened on FM-2100 at East FM-1960 at about 9 p.m. Saturday.
According to deputies, the boy was sitting in the passenger seat when his father, Camacho-Patino, crashed the truck they were riding in.
The sheriff’s office said the truck’s back left tire tread cap came off, and Camacho-Patino failed to control the vehicle.
The truck rotated clockwise, entered a grassy ditch, and rolled over, according to HCSO.
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Deputies said when they arrived at the scene, they found the 10-year-old partially ejected from the truck, which they believe happened during the rollover.
Camacho-Patino was taken into custody at the scene after showing signs of being intoxicated.
The 32-year-old was charged with murder. Deputies say he wasn’t seriously injured.
The sheriff’s office said investigators believe the child was 10 years old and wasn’t wearing a seat belt during the crash.
Under bond conditions, Camancho-Patino must surrender his passport and is not allowed to have weapons or alcohol, and he must remain in Harris County, court records said.