Ephrata boy, 10, was driving in fatal canal crash

EPHRATA, Wash. — Grant County sheriff’s detectives have determined that a 10-year-old boy was behind the wheel of a pickup truck that crashed into a canal south of Coulee City, killing his father and 8-year-old brother.

The sheriff’s office says Scott Kolves was teaching his 10-year-old son to drive when they were on a fishing trip March 30. The man grabbed the wheel when the boy had trouble but couldn’t prevent the truck from leaving the canal road.

Nearby fishermen saved the 10-year-old and his 12-year-old brother. Eight-year-old Korey Kolves was found downstream and could not be revived. His funeral was Saturday.

iFIBER One News reports authorities are still looking for Scott Kolves’ body.

The 45-year-old worked as a security guard at Ephrata High School and also worked with special needs children.

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