Two People Now Face Charges In Powerline Park Death

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April 29 2021 08:00 pm

Two people are charged with aggravated vehicular homicide in connection with a death at the Powerline Park Memorial Day Ride in Belmont County.

According to Belmont County Prosecutor Dan Fry, 39-year-old Tonya Morehead of Mount Morris, Pa.,  and 53-year-old Shawn Cape of Hiller, Pa., allegedly drove into a man with a Polaris 1000 Razor.

They say 46-year-old Mark Magazine of Republic, Pa., died at the scene.

“According to the information we have received, they were situated 30-40 feet away from the gentleman who ended up getting hit,” said Fry. “And for whatever reason, they accelerated the vehicle rapidly and literally forced him against his mobile home and crushed him. We have learned that the female was driving the vehicle.”

But Fry said her passenger, Shawn Cape, was reportedly pushing the gas pedal with his foot, causing the utility vehicle to accelerate quickly.

Tonya Morehead, the driver, is also charged with assault on a police officer and harassment with a bodily substance for allegedly spitting on deputies.

Shawn Cape is also charged with having a firearm in a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

They have both been indicted by a Belmont County Grand Jury.

Both have posted bond and are out of jail.

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