Police have released a cause of death in the fatality out of Powerline Park in Belmont County.
The medical examiner says Mark Magazine, 46, of Republic, Pennsylvania, died of blunt force trauma.
Officers say Mark Magazine was outside his trailer, possibly reaching toward a cooler.
A Polaris RZR with two people in it was about 50 feet away.
“And then all of a sudden, the vehicle accelerated and it struck him, pretty much head on,” said Belmont County Prosecutor Dan Fry. “I’m told we have hand prints–what appear to be the victim’s hand prints–on the vehicle. So whether he saw it coming or not, I don’t know, but he certainly appears to have tried to defend himself from it.”
Fry says Magazine was pinned between the UTV and his trailer and was killed.
Although Tonya Moorehead of Mount Morris, Pennsylvania, was in the driver’s seat, she says she was not the only one driving.
“Miss Moorehead indicated to us that yes, she was driving, and yes, she had control of the steering wheel, but the pedals were being manipulated by her passenger, Mr. Cape,” said Fry.
She is charged with one count of aggravated vehicular homicide and also two counts of assault on an officer.
“She kicked one of our officers in the stomach and spit in the face of another of our deputies,” he noted.
At this point, Shawn Cape of Hiller, Pennsylvania, is not charged with Magazine’s death, but he is charged with carrying a weapon while under the influence.
They say he had a gun and extra ammunition in his pocket.
They say all three people were from western Pennsylvania and knew each other.
“It’s just another alcohol-related death,” said Fry. “I mean there’s no other way to describe it.”