Police: Suspect charged with deadly scooter accident was high on heroin at the time

CLEVELAND- A family is mourning the loss of a young woman who was killed while riding an electric scooter in Cleveland Saturday.

The incident occurred around 10 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of 9th and St.Clair. Police say the driver of a Chevy Cruze, Scott McHugh, 19, was driving in the excess of the posted speed of 25 mph when he hit the back of the scooter, throwing the victim onto the road.

21-year-old Jenasia Summers was taken to MetroHealth, where she was pronounced deceased from her injuries.

Jenasia Summers (Courtesy: Summers Family)

According to Cleveland police,  McHugh was under the influence of drugs at the time.  Officers say he was found unresponsive but breathing in the driver’s seat.  EMS had administered Narcan and shortly after he woke up.

Reports also say that McHugh admitted to officers that he and a friend had snorted heroin just before the accident. The report goes on to say that a witness at the scene saw a man jump out of the passenger seat of the car and run after the crash.

At the hospital the report says McHugh said he had been doing opioids and heroin since he was 15-years-old.

Scott McHugh was charged with aggravated vehicular homicide.  He is being held at the Cuyahoga County Jail.