Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Coudersport man faces homicide by vehicle charges

A Coudersport man now faces 13 charges including two counts of homicide by vehicle. Derrick Gleason, 31, was arraigned in District Court Wednesday morning. He was sent to the Potter County Jail on $75,000 bail. State police said the fatal two-vehicle crash occurred September 18, 2015 in Wharton Township, Potter County. Killed in the crash were two of Gleason's passengers, Collene Ackley, 31, of Coudersport and Jessica McKay, 34, of Port Allegany.
According to troopers, Gleason faces two felony counts of homicide by vehicle and three felony counts of aggravated assault by vehicle. He also faces eight summary violations according to court documents. A preliminary hearing has been set for Feb. 29.