CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — A Mississippi man charged with vehicular homicide in a March 17 crash that killed a Waynesboro, Pa., woman now faces an additional criminal charge.
As part of David Michael Szumigala's scheduled preliminary hearing Tuesday, the Franklin County (Pa.) District Attorney's Office filed one count of third-degree murder against him.
Szumigala, 20, of Ocean Springs, Miss., waived his preliminary hearing in Franklin County (Pa.) Court. His arraignment has been scheduled for July 13.
Szumigala already was charged with 18 criminal counts, including homicide by vehicle and involuntary manslaughter, after the crash in which Judithann "Judy" Clement died.
The collision occurred at the intersection of Pa. 16 and Grant Street in the Borough of Waynesboro.
Defense attorney Eric Weisbrod said his client's current incarceration in jail could be counted during sentencing.
"He realizes he's going to do time for this," Weisbrod said.
Waynesboro police said Clement, a mother of nine children, was driving a Dodge Grand Caravan hit by a Chevrolet Impala driven by Szumigala. He was involved in police pursuit reaching speeds of 120 mph minutes earlier, police said.
Clement, 45, was pronounced dead at York (Pa.) Hospital.
Waynesboro police said Szumigala did not stop for a red light and hit the minivan as it was turning.
Washington Township, Pa., police had pursued Szumigala's car from Walmart in Rouzerville, Pa., to Beck's Curve, where a township police cruiser hit a guardrail, and the chase ended.