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Man who killed woman on scooter while he was driving high on heroin gets sentenced to 8 years

Posted at 6:02 PM, Mar 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-21 18:04:26-04

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A man who killed a woman on a scooter in Cleveland last year while he was driving high on heroin has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

Scott Allen McHugh Jr., 20, was sentenced in Judge Peter Corrigan’s courtroom at the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.

McHugh previously pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to court records.

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He will spend the next eight years at the Lorain Correctional Institution, court records state.

The crash happened in August 2018.

Authorities say McHugh was speeding down East 9th Street around 10 p.m. and struck a 21-year-old woman on a scooter. The woman, later identified as Jenasia Summers, of Cleveland, was transported to MetroHealth Medical Center and pronounced dead.

Summers was in a group of eight women celebrating a birthday, her family said. They rented scooters are were doing a scavenger hunt. Summers was in the lead.

McHugh told officers at the scene that he was in rehab and had been sober for 50 days but admitted to snorting heroin with a friend in a grocery store parking lot before crashing into the scooter.

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