Girl dies when father's car drags her down street in Stanton Heights
A girl returning from her first date died Sunday night when her father got out of a car to take her picture and the car dragged her down a street in Stanton Heights, Pittsburgh police said.
The incident happened about 8 p.m. Police did not identify the girl, 12, or her father, whom officers took into custody to determine if he had been drinking.
The father was driving the girl and her date home from the movies, and dropped off another passenger on Schenley Manor Drive when they both got out of their SUV to take a picture.
The SUV suddenly began moving downhill and struck the girl, according to police Sgt. Tom Huerbin. It dragged her about 50 feet before striking a tree near Oranmore Street. She died at the scene.
Police were trying to determine why the car began moving. As he was being taken into custody, the father insisted that his brakes had gone out. No charges were filed as of Sunday night.
Matthew Santoni is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-380-5625 or email@example.com.
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