- Associated Press - Friday, November 6, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) - An underage Pennsylvania man accused of driving drunk when he struck and killed a 6-year-old girl has waived his preliminary hearing, meaning he must now stand trial or resolve the case with a plea.

Police say 20-year-old Travis Grayson, of Millvale, lost control of his car on Sept. 27 and hit Ava Lynn Campbell and her mother in front of a neighbor’s home that night.

The girl’s mother survived, but Grayson is charged with homicide by vehicle, involuntary manslaughter and other offenses.

Grayson’s attorney, Michael Sherman, tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (https://bit.ly/1iHCk0v ) that his client waived the hearing to spare the girl’s family saying, “It’s a tragedy for everyone involved and Travis recognizes that.”

Police say Grayson told them he drank 10 beers and smoked marijuana before “driving like a stupid idiot” and hitting the first-grader.

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Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, https://www.post-gazette.com

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