PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - No charges will be filed against a 14-year-old girl who was behind the wheel during a car accident that resulted in her father's death in northwestern Pennsylvania, a prosecutor said on Thursday.
The girl was driving her father's pickup truck on snowy roads in rural Troy Township after dark on January 7, said Crawford County District Attorney Francis Schultz. She lost control and crashed on the opposite side of the road.
Her father, Bradley Moss, 44, who was a passenger in the truck along with a second teen, got out to inspect the damage. Moss, who was apparently intoxicated, was struck by an oncoming car, Schultz said.
"She witnessed her father get hit and killed by a car," Schultz said. "So I don't think much would be gained by charging her with driving without a license."
Authorities have not released the girl's name.
(Reporting by Daniel Lovering; Editing by Barbara Goldberg and Greg McCune)