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Man Snorts Heroin Before Fatally Crashing Into Woman Riding Electric Scooter, Police Say

The scooter, driven by victim Jenasia Summers, was dragged for several blocks before suspect Scott McHugh was found unconscious in his vehicle, police say.

By Jill Sederstrom

A woman is dead after a man reportedly snorted heroin and then took the wheel of a vehicle.

Scott McHugh, 19, is being accused of hitting 21-year-old Jenasia Summers, who was driving an electric scooter down the streets of Cleveland Saturday night. McHugh allegedly hit her from behind while going over the speed limit, according to Fox 8, a Cleveland news station.

The scooter flew into the air and ended up lodged under the car, according to The Plain Dealer. The scooter was dragged for several blocks.

Summers died from her injuries.

McHugh reportedly told police he had snorted heroin shortly before the incident, according to The Plain Dealer.

He was later found nearby, unconscious in the driver's seat of a Chevy Cruze. He was administered the anti-overdose medication naloxone, better known by its trade name Narcan, and woke up shortly after, Fox 8 reported.

A witness reported another man was also in the vehicle at the time of the crash, but was seen running from the vehicle.

Summers' family told Cleveland 19 News she had been out riding with a group Saturday night that included her cousin, who was right behind her when she was hit.

"She was actually leading the group," her mom, Jennifer Summers, told the news station.

She had worked part-time at an electric scooter company to earn some extra money. Her family described her as feisty and fun-loving.

"She loved children," her mom told Cleveland 19, adding that she had her whole life in front of her before she was killed.

McHugh was arrested and charged with aggravated vehicular homicide.

Video of his bond hearing posted by WKYC-3 shows McHugh breaking down in tears several times before the hearing began. His bond was set at $500,000.

[Photo: Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department]

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