Cleveland woman convicted in wrong-way crash sentenced to 3 years in prison

Cleveland woman convicted in wrong-way crash sentenced to 3 years in prison
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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Marquetta Adams, 39, was sentenced to three years in prison for her involvement in a wrong-way crash in September of 2018.

Cleveland woman convicted in wrong-way crash sentenced to 3 years in prison

According to police, Adams crashed into motorcyclist Robert Hegedus, while driving the wrong way on I-480 East near Lee Road causing serious injuries.

Graphic: Suspected wrong way driver strikes, injures motorcyclist

Police said Adams sped off and then later turned herself into authorities.

She pleaded guilty to the crash in January.

She apologized in court to Hegedus, saying, "I am so sorry. I wish I could have came to you. The apology - I was not allowed to - I am really sorry. I really am. I am sorry to the court I take full responsibility for what I have done.”

Hegedus never addressed the judge specifically about his injuries, but his sister read a letter during the sentencing hearing.

“The defendant could have killed my brother or herself or a van full of a family. This isn’t just about my brother. The defendant lacks respect for others and for herself," said Lauren Hegedus.

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