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$500,000 bond set for man accused of hitting, killing woman on scooter

Posted: 10:50 AM, Aug 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-21 12:21:08-04
$500,000 bond set for man in fatal scooter crash
$500,000 bond set for man in fatal scooter crash

A $500,000 bond was set for the 19-year-old man accused of hitting and killing a woman on an electric scooter while in his car over the weekend.

Scott McHugh, 19, was speeding down E. 9th street Saturday night when he allegedly hit Jenasia Summers, 21, of Cleveland, while she was riding on an electric scooter.

Police charged McHugh with aggravated vehicular homicide, according to the Cleveland Municipal Court.

He waived his preliminary hearing and his case will be handed over to the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.

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McHugh told officers at the scene that he was in rehab and was sober for 50 days. He admitted to police that he snorted heroin with a friend in a grocery store parking lot prior to crashing into the scooter. He didn't remember anything between snorting the drug and waking up in an ambulance.

Those who knew Summers remembered her as "bright, beautiful and driven" woman. Before her life was cut short, she had plans to open up her own salon one day.

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