Cumberland County man dies in Route 22 crash
Published: Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, 10:27 a.m.
A Cumberland County man has been identified as the victim of a fatal crash in Murrysville Wednesday night.
Francis G. Cossick, 66, of South 17th Street, Camp Hill, died about an hour after a two-vehicle crash at 10:41 on Route 22 near Mellon Road, according to Westmoreland County Coroner Ken Bacha.
Cossick was driving east on the highway when a car hit his from behind, authorities said. Speed is believed to be a factor, the coroner said.
Cossick was wearing a seat belt and his car's airbags deployed. He was pronounced dead at 11:42 p.m.
An autopsy will be performed Thursday to determine the cause and manner of death.
Murrysville police are investigating the accident.
Gibbons Funeral Home in Gallitzin, Cambria County, is handling funeral arrangements, according to the coroner.
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