The government has dropped federal immigration charges against a central Ohio man suspected of accidentally killing his 4-year-old son in a driving accident.
The charges allege Natividad de Jesus Hernandez never applied for permanent U.S. residence and used fake identification. A judge on Wednesday accepted the U.S. Attorney's Office argument that further federal prosecution doesn't serve the interests of justice. An immigration investigator's affidavit alleged Hernandez is from El Salvador and was using a permanent resident card with someone else's registration number. Authorities say Hernandez accidentally ran over his son with his van in Union County on Dec. 26. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty in state court to charges including aggravated vehicular homicide and forgery.