Bond Set at $500,000 for Man Accused in Scooter Death

Photo Courtesy Cleveland Municipal Court

(CLEVELAND) Nineteen-year-old Scott McHugh appeared in court Tuesday morning, facing charges of hitting and killing a woman riding an electric scooter in downtown Cleveland Saturday night. Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Marilyn B. Cassidy set his bond at $500,000.

McHugh's attorney also entered a plea of not guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide.

McHugh was emotional as he cried in court awaiting for the hearing to begin.

According to the police report, he admitted to snorting heroin with a friend before his red 2016 Chevrolet Cruze  hit 21-year-old Jenasia Summers of Cleveland Heights, while she was riding an ICON Q electric scooter on East 9th Street near St. Clair. Police say he was "well over" the 25 mile-per-hour speed limit when he hit Summer's scooter, sending her airborne.

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