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Man gets 8 years in prison for crash death after heroin use

March 22, 2019

CLEVELAND (AP) — A car driver who admitted he used heroin before he struck and killed a woman riding an electric scooter in downtown Cleveland has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

Twenty-year-old Scott McHugh Jr., of Amherst, had pleaded guilty to charges including aggravated vehicular homicide and driving under the influence of drugs.

Police say he was speeding when he hit the scooter driven by 21-year-old Jenasia Summers last August. She was thrown from the scooter and pronounced dead at a hospital.

Emergency responders found McHugh unresponsive in the car from an apparent overdose.

He apologized in court Thursday, saying that his actions weren’t intentional and that he deserves the punishment he received.

The judge permanently suspended his driver’s license.