Mom accused of leaving injured girls after wreck
This was not a typical hit-and-run crash.
The suspended driver, state police said, left behind two injured children — including one of her own — after fleeing the scene of the rollover wreck Monday in Summit Township.
The youths, both girls, needed hospital treatment.
Police on Wednesday arrested Billie Jo Henry, 43, of Clearfield Township, who was arraigned on two counts of child endangerment, accidents involving injury and accidents involving injury while not property licensed.
She also was cited for seven traffic violations.
She was placed in the Butler County Prison on $10,000 bail following arraignment.
Police said they learned about the crash on Route 356 at Headland Road after they were called to Butler Memorial Hospital for a report of two girls there with injuries.
The girls told police that Henry was westbound on Headland Road and crossed over Route 356, traveling down an embankment and rolling over several times, according to court documents.
One of the children, Henry's daughter, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown out the back window. She suffered facial and arm injuries.
The other girl injured her back. She called her mother, who drove to the scene and took the girls to the hospital.
Read more about this case in Thursday's Butler Eagle.