Woman Charged with Leaving Baby in Car Dies in Early Morning Crash
The Bradford woman charged Wednesday for leaving her infant son in a parked car, died early this morning in an accident after being bailed out of jail. 20-year-old Amanda Ricker was traveling on Route 59 in Keating Township at 12:10 a.m. when her vehicle crossed both lanes of traffic and hit a large boulder. Ricker was partially ejected from the vehicle, which caught on fire. Wednesday afternoon police charged Ricker with endangering the welfare of a child for allegedly leaving her 4-month-old son in her car while she shopped at Wal-Mart. A customer noticed the baby crying in the vehicle and called police, who arrested Ricker when she came back to the car about 15 minutes later. McKean County Children and Youth Services took custody of the baby.