Police: Drunken driver kills 6-year-old, knocks over her mom

AP News
Posted: Sep 28, 2015 5:07 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police say a 6-year-old girl standing with her mother in a friend's suburban Pittsburgh driveway has been run over and killed by a drunken driver who acknowledged having 10 beers and "driving like a stupid idiot."

Ava Campbell was struck Saturday in Shaler Township and died Sunday. Mom Amber Campbell was sent airborne by the collision but declined medical attention as she tended to her daughter.

Police say 20-year-old Travis Grayson drove twice the speed limit under the influence of drugs and alcohol before losing control of his vehicle. They say he told them he'd smoked marijuana earlier.

Grayson is charged with homicide by vehicle and driving under the influence. He's due in court Oct. 8. Court documents don't list an attorney who could comment for him. There's no phone listing for him at his Millvale home.