EVERETT, Wash. -

Prosecutors have filed a vehicular homicide charge against the Everett, Washington, father of a 7-year-old boy killed in a 2012 crash.

The Daily Herald reports that prosecutors allege 32-year-old John Alves was racing another car when he lost control of his BMW. The car collided with an oncoming minivan. Little Josiah Alves died at the scene. His father reportedly told police he let the boy ride in the front seat as a reward.

In charging papers filed earlier this month, prosecutors allege the father disregarded the safety of others. He faces nearly two years in prison if convicted.

Prosecutors have also charged Jacob Friesen with vehicular homicide, alleging he was the driver of the second racing car, another BMW.