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SOMERSET, Pa. – A Meyersdale man faces criminal charges following a one-vehicle crash that injured a 9-year-old girl, authorities said.

State police in Somerset charged Shawn Stephen Sellers, 26, of the 200 block of Broadway Street, with reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of children.

According to a criminal complaint, Sellers and the child were passengers in an SUV traveling north on U.S. Route 219 in Somerset Township at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Police said Sellers was arguing with a female driver when he jerked the steering wheel. The driver lost control of the SUV, and the vehicle went off the road – traveling about 300 feet through a ditch, up an embankment and back down, dislodging the right front wheel, the complaint said.

The girl suffered a minor leg injury.

Sellers was arraigned by on-call District Judge Susan Mankamyer, of Boswell, and released on non-monetary bond.

Patrick Buchnowski is a reporter for The Tribune-Democrat. He can be reached at 532-5061. Follow him on Twitter @PatBuchnowskiTD.

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