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Charges filed in fatal Murrysville crash

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By Daveen Rae Kurutz
Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, 2:21 p.m.

Police said a North Shore man was driving 107 mph when his Audi A6 crashed into a car along Route 22 in Murrysville, killing the driver of the other car.

Police today charged David Brown McCormick, 43, with homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, driving under the influence, homicide by vehicle and recklessly endangering another person in connection with the Oct. 9 accident.

Francis G. Cossick, 66, died when McCormick's car struck his vehicle from behind, police said. According to the police affidavit, Cossick was driving east near Cornerstone Ministries when his vehicle was struck at 10:47 p.m.

A preliminary hearing for McCormick is scheduled for Dec. 17 at 1:30 p.m. in the Export courtroom of Magisterial Judge Charles Conway. McCormick is free on $25,000 unsecured bond with conditions.

Daveen Rae Kurutz is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8627, or

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