A Shawnee man charged in a crash that killed a Prairie Village woman last week made his first court appearance Tuesday.
By TONY RIZZO
The Kansas City Star
Roy Lee Maney, 31, appeared in Johnson County District Court, where he is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death last Friday of Tiffany Mogenson.
Mogenson, 30, was in her car waiting at a traffic light at 75th Street and Roe Avenue when a car driven by Maney crashed into the back of it. The wreck pushed her car into another vehicle and Maney’s car continued into the intersection, where two other vehicles were struck.
Prairie Village police said that just before the crash an officer had attempted to pull Maney over for a traffic violation but he sped away.
Maney ran from the crash scene but was arrested nearby after a brief chase, authorities said.
Prosecutors allege in court documents that Maney was driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.
He was not required to enter a plea at Tuesday’s hearing. His next court appearance is Oct. 24. He is being held in jail on a bond of $200,000.
Mogenson owned a Blue Springs dance studio and was a former Kansas City Chiefs cheerleader and Golden Girl at the University of Missouri.
Tuesday was the 18-month anniversary of her wedding, and her husband issued a written statement expressing thanks for the outpouring of love and support the family has received.
“Tiff touched so many lives,” Mike Mogenson said in the statement. “We have received condolences from Alaska to Florida and New Jersey to California.”
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