Driver pleads guilty to prom night crash that killed 17-year-old student

The driver in the May 2017 crash that claimed the life of a 17-year-old Midview student on prom night has pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide.

Chase Johnson, who was 18 at the time of the crash, also faced an OVI/drug charge that was dismissed. In June 2017, officials said toxicology reports revealed Johnson "had enough marijuana in his system to be considered legally intoxicated."

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Lindsey Mae Rotuno, 17, died from injuries sustained in the crash.

The two were headed back from Strongsville after attending the school's after prom when Johnson crashed into the median on State Route 82 around 3:11 a.m. The car hit two utility poles. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

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Officials said Rotuno was not wearing a seat belt. 

Johnson also entered a sentencing bargain. Both sides of the case have agreed to five years of community control sanctions. Sentencing is set for August 15.

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