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Colorado dad accused of intentionally trying to kill toddler son in car crash

Isaiah. Photo: GoFundMe

Isaiah. Photo: GoFundMe

ARAPAHOE COUNTY, COLO. — A Colorado father has been accused of trying to kill his child by getting into a car wreck, reports CBS Denver.

Nathan Weitzel, 29, has been charged with attempted first-degree murder and several other counts in connection with the Aug. 21 crash, which resulted in the continued hospitalization of his 2-year-old son.

The child was not buckled in at the time of the crash, according to police.

According to a police affidavit, Weitzel confessed to investigators.

Photo: CBS Denver

Photo: CBS Denver

“I was trying to kill my son,” Weitzel said, according to police.

He allegedly said being a father was too big of a responsibility and he did not think he was man enough to raise a child. He estimated he was driving up to 75 miles per hour.

GoFundMe site says Isaiah “ripped a muscle in his neck, putting him in a neck brace.”

The child needed as many as 30 stitches in his head and remains on oxygen, according to the GoFundMe page.