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Authorities: Dad was driving drunk in accident that killed son

REMBRANDT, Iowa (KTIV) -- A Rembrandt, Iowa man has been charged in a traffic accident that killed his 10-year old son earlier this summer.

39-year old Matthew Wrather faces three felony charges, including Homicide by Motor Vehicle and Child Endangerment.

On July 26th, Wrather was driving a car that crossed the center line of Highway 71 near Sioux Rapids and collided head-on with a van.

Wrather's son, Gavin, was killed in the collision.

He had been sitting in the car's front seat and was not wearing a seatbelt.

The van driver, 48-year old Anthony Brockovec of Ruthven, suffered serious injuries in the crash.

The Iowa State Patrol says Matthew Wrather was driving while intoxicated and had a suspended driver's license, no liability insurance and fraudulent registration.

He's being held in the Buena Vista County jail.

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