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29-year-old Mexican man charged in connection to fatal crash in La Blanca

Justice of the Peace Jesus E. Morales charged Ruben Hernandez, 29, with intoxication manslaughter and three counts of intoxication assault in connection to a crash in La Blanca that left a 2-year-old boy dead. (Photo courtesy of the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office)

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers arrested a 29-year-old Mexican man on Monday in connection to a crash in La Blanca that killed a 2-year-old boy, according to a news release.

Justice of the Peace Jesus E. Morales charged 29-year-old Ruben Hernandez, a Mexican citizen living in Edinburg, with intoxication manslaughter, and three counts of intoxication assault.

Morales set bond at $1 million.

Hernandez is accused of driving a Ford passenger car that hit a Nissan SUV head-on on Farm-to-Market Road 1925 near Farm-to-Market Road 493 on June 18, as CBS 4 News previously reported.

Occupants of the Nissan SUV--a man, woman and two boys-- were transported to a local hospital after the crash.

Two-year-old Acel Cuellar of Pharr later died at the hospital, according to the news release.

The man and woman remain in stable condition at a local hospital, and the second boy has been released, according to the news release.

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers continue to investigate the crash.

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