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Boy killed, father missing after car crashes in irrigation canal

GRANT COUNTY, Wash. - A car accident in Grant County claims the life of an 8-year-old boy Sunday.

The Grant County Sheriff's Department says a car carrying three boys, ages eight to 12, crashed into an irrigation canal. The car was driven by their father, Scott Kolves.

The accident happened near Summer Falls Dam seven miles south of Coulee City.

All three boys were taken to Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake. Korey Kolves, 8, died at the hospital.

A dive team was called out to the area to search for Scott Kolves, but he remains unaccounted for. The search was suspended Sunday evening and began again Monday morning.

Kolves' sons all went to school in the Ephrata area. The Ephrata School District sent out a crisis message and will have counselors at the schools to help students with the situation.