Friends and family on Tuesday will honor the memory of Tiffany Mogenson, the 30-year-old Prairie Village woman killed in the five-car accident at 75th Street and Roe Avenue Friday afternoon.
Mogenson was stopped at a light on 75th Street when a black Mercedes traveling at a very high rate of speed hit her car, forcing it into moving north-south bound traffic. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
A talented dancer, Mogenson was a member of the famous Golden Girls at the University of Missouri, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. After college, she was a Chiefs cheerleader and director of the Missouri Mavericks’ Spirit Squad.
A native of Blue Springs, Mo., Mogenson founded The Pointe Dance Studio in that city in 2008. She was a beloved figure at the studio, and news of her death shocked parents with students in the dance programs there.
“You changed our lives in a way I am not sure you were ever aware of,” wrote Dawn Snelling O’Guin on The Pointe’s Facebook page Saturday. “Thank you.”
“Such a tragic loss of such a WONDERFUL and LOVING woman,” wrote Pointe parent Beth Markworth. “We feel so lucky to have had her in our lives even for the brief period that it was. Emma will never forget you and how you made her love for dance grow.”
Mogenson married her husband Michael in 2012.
Law enforcement officers booked Roy L. Maney, 31, in Johnson County Jail Friday on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter and driving under the influence. Maney was captured by plain clothes police officers shortly after the accident, allegedly having fled from the scene barefoot after the crash.
Maney is a Shawnee resident and the proprietor of Emerald Cut Lawn & Landscaping. Records show he was found guilty on a speeding charge in Johnson County District Court in 2011.
In 2002, he was charged with domestic battery and battery, but the case was dismissed by the prosecutor.
He is due to be arraigned Tuesday.
Services for Mogenson will be held at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Mount Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes Road.