Palmview father charged with son's driveway death

Less than a month after the death of his 18-month-old son, Ramon Rosales Avila will be charged with manslaughter.

The 40-year-old father is expected to be arraigned at the Hidalgo County Jail at 11 a.m. Thursday.

Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office deputies believe Avila was intoxicated when he ran over his son Ramon Avila, Jr. back on April 19, 2013.

In an interview with Action 4 News, Avila said their 18-month-old boy was in a car seat but his wife set it in front of their vehicle while she took their other children inside their house..

To avoid hitting a post while backing out of his property, Avila said he went forward but didn't see that his wife had left the baby in front of the vehicle.

When he went forward, he felt something and upon exiting the car, he saw his son's head crushed.

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