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Hearing continued in fatal crash

January 22, 2013
  • Agustin Macias-Marquez
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CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Agustin Macias-Marquez will wait another few weeks before a preliminary hearing on two counts of vehicular homicide.

The Waynesboro, Pa., man is accused of causing a Dec. 31 vehicle crash that claimed two lives. Macias-Marquez, 27, is charged with two counts of homicide by vehicle, two counts of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence and other charges, including driving under the influence.

His preliminary hearing was scheduled for Tuesday, but was continued until Feb. 12, court officials said.

Chambersburg police said Macias-Marquez was driving on Cleveland Avenue when he struck a vehicle driven by Nicholas Fortenberry, who was driving on McKinley Street. Police said the force of the impact sent both vehicles into a house on the corner of the intersection.

Two people in the vehicle driven by Fortenberry died.

Heather Coble, 25, of Shippensburg, Pa., was pronounced dead at Chambersburg Hospital following the 12:16 a.m. crash, Franklin County (Pa.) Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner said.

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Madison J. Perry, 24, also of Shippensburg, died Jan. 10 in York (Pa.) Hospital, according to his obituary.

Macias-Marquez is incarcerated in the Franklin County Jail on $350,000 bond.

In an affidavit of probable cause, police allege Macias-Marquez told them he went through a stop sign without stopping.


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