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Philipsburg couple face child endangerment charges


DECATUR TWP. – A Philipsburg couple is facing child endangerment charges after spinning their vehicle into a ditch and leaving their young child unattended.

According to State Police, 28-year-old Jennifer Smith and 31-year-old Ryan Smith of Philipsburg were traveling at a high rate of speed along Old Erie Pike Road in Decatur Township when law enforcement began following them early Sunday morning.

The vehicle then reportedly spun 180 degrees into a ditch.

Both Smiths allegedly fled the vehicle on foot leaving a 5-year-old child unattended.

Police say the vehicle was seized for a search warrant, and charges are still pending.