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Police say mom was under the influence when she fell on infant



CENTER TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A 31-year-old Homer City woman is facing charges after police said she fell on top of her infant child while under the influence of drugs.

According to state police, Crystal Elizabeth McKamey was under the influence of methadone and sleeping pills when she fell onto her 2-month-old last week on Kanouff Street in Center Township.

Investigators said McKamey was so incoherent that she didn’t realize she was on top of the child until another person in the house heard strange noises and rescued the baby.

“We believe, at this time, that she was under the influence of a sleeping aid,” Pennsylvania State Tropper John Matchik said.

The baby had bruising on its head, but didn’t suffer any other major injuries.

Child and Youth Services is investigating the incident.

McKamey is facing endangering the welfare of children charges.