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Man accidentally kills his son after taking him along on drug run

By Mason White 10:45 AM June 13, 2014
Daniel Orozco and his son 

By: Devansh Dutt
(Scroll down for video) A father was jailed after he was charged with the death of his son.

Authorities said that the father of Sunland Park, New Mexico, accidentally killed his 3-year-old son after trying to buy drugs.

25-year-old Daniel Orozco, was arrested on suspicion of child abuse resulting in death.

Sunland Park Police said that Orozco, stopped to buy heroin while his son was in the car. The father did not realize that his son had exited the car.

Orozco was aware that his son knew how to unbuckle his seatbelt and get out of the car on his own, but when the father was unable to buy the drugs he drove off without checking to see if his 3-year-old son was in the vehicle.

Orozco backed out of the driveway, hitting his son. The child was taken by helicopter to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.