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by Hal Mooz 24. February 2014 18:23

Dad Charged After SUV Runs Over Daughter on First-Date

A 12-year-old Pittsburgh girl who got out of her father's SUV to pose for photos with a boy following her first date was hit and killed by the vehicle, according to authorities — and her dad has been charged with drunken driving. Richard Benton, 53, refused field sobriety and breath tests at the scene of the crash at 8 p.m. Sunday, according to The Associated Press. Police said Benton's speech was slurred and he smelled of alcohol.  Harris was getting out of the Ford Explorer so that her parents could snap a picture of her and the boy when the SUV started rolling backward, according to the Tribune Review of Pittsburgh.

The SUV dragged her until it slammed into a tree and stopped — and she died at the scene, officials said. "He thought the vehicle was in park. In fact, it must have been out of gear and went over her, dragging her down the hill and then crashing into a yard,” Pittsburgh Police Sgt. Tom Huberin told local NBC affiliate WPXI.


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