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Man accused in deadly crash now faces stiffer charges

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Family members of Tiffany Mogenson, left, a Prairie Village woman killed in a horrific crash, say they are relieved a suspect is facing stiffer charges. Family members of Tiffany Mogenson, left, a Prairie Village woman killed in a horrific crash, say they are relieved a suspect is facing stiffer charges.
Roy Maney is now charged with first-degree murder and additional felony counts. Roy Maney is now charged with first-degree murder and additional felony counts.
PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KS (KCTV) -

Family members of a Prairie Village woman killed in a horrific crash say they are relieved a suspect is facing stiffer charges.

The Johnson County District Attorney's Office filed several new charges Monday in an amended complaint against the driver in the fatal hit-and-run collision at West 75th Street and Roe Avenue on October 11, 2013.

Roy Maney is now charged with first-degree murder and additional felony counts.

Investigators say he sped off from police, going up to 100 mph when he crashed into another car.

Tiffany Mogenson, 30, was killed. She ran a dance studio in Blue Springs.

"Our family appreciates the diligent efforts of law enforcement throughout the pendency of this case," said Mogenson's husband, Michael Mogenson. "We look forward to a resolution in the criminal case and continuing to bring beauty into the world through the dance studio Tiffany founded."

Tiffany Mogenson began dancing at the age of 3 and went on to perform around the country with her dance studio.

She danced for her high school dance team, in college at the University of Missouri as a Golden Girl, as a Kansas City Chiefs cheerleader and was the director of the Missouri Mavericks dance team.

Her proudest accomplishment was opening a dance studio for young dancers in her hometown and continuing to spread her love of dance with others.

Soon after her tragic death, her dancers adopted the motto, "Dance like Tiffany is watching."

With this memorial scholarship fund, her wish for everyone to have an opportunity to dance can live on.

In May, the Tiffany Mogenson Memorial Scholarship Fund announced the first dance scholarship recipients to continue her love of dance.

The scholarship recipients will now be able to attend dance programs in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, New York, Texas and Georgia.

Any dancers ages 7-22 can apply for a scholarship from the fund.

The scholarship can be used for any dance-related expense, such as workshops, conventions, competitions or college-level dance courses.

Applicants for the scholarship are required to write an essay about why they love dance and describe how they would use the funds to enhance their dance education. The application can be found at www.danceliketiffanyswatching.org.

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