A Neosho man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after an auto accident Thursday in which his father was killed and his son was injured.
According to Newton County Circuit Court records, Darren Prater, 33, was allegedly driving intoxicated 9:10 p.m. Thursday when his northbound 1977 Lincoln ran off the road at Old Scenic Drive four miles north of Neosho. The car ran off the road and overturned. Sammy Prater, 55, was dead at the scene, according to Newton County Coroner Mark Bridges, and Hayden Prater, 10, was taken to Freeman West in Joplin for treatment of moderate injuries.
Darren Prater has also been charged with assault in the second degree in connection with his son's injury.