The father and aunt of a 4-year-old girl killed in an all-terrain vehicle crash have been arraigned on charges of endangering that child and four others on the vehicle, including a 14-year-old driver.
Defense attorney Thomas Dickey says the endangerment charges should pertain to purposeful abuse, not a "tragic accident" like the one that killed Tailynn Felker, of Summit Township.
The girl's father, 28-year-old Bradley Felker, and her aunt, 40-year-old Stacy Felker - who owned the vehicle and is the mother of the driver- were charged because state police say they let the children ride without helmets before the Oct. 27 crash.
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The Felkers are from Meyersdale. Police haven't released the names of the other children -- a 1-year-old boy, a 3-year-old girl and a 9-year-old girl.