Driver admitted to using heroin an hour before killing woman on scooter in Cleveland
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - It was supposed to be a fun night out with family for a celebration.
Jenasia Summers' cousin was right behind her on a scooter when she was hit by a speeding car, killing the 21-year-old.
"She's a tiny person with a loud, strong voice. Everybody knew, that's Nasia, Nasia's coming," said Jenasia's mom, Jennifer Summers.
With tears in her eyes, Jennifer Summers describes her feisty, fun-loving daughter.
"She went to school, she loved children," Jennifer explained.
The full-time Tri-C student made money working for an electric scooter company.
She was with family Saturday night on East 9th Street.
"She was actually leading the group," Jennifer Summers aid.
Jenasia was on the scooter in front of the Winking Lizard when she was hit from behind.
The driver, kept going, and didn't stop for almost two blocks. The scooter was wedged under the car.
According to police, 19-year-old Scott McHugh admitted to snorting heroin in the parking lot of a grocery store an hour before the crash.
EMT's gave McHugh Narcan, the drug to reverse overdoses.
Then, McHugh started yelling "I'm just going to kill myself."
"I try to envision this whole situation. When I read about the fact that he's 19, and now that I know he's on heroin," said dad Stanley Summers.
McHugh also told police he was in rehab and had been sober for about 50 days. That's little consolation to Jenasia's family.
"She's 21. She had her whole life in front of her," said Jennifer Summers.
Witnesses say another man ran from the car after the crash. McHugh would not tell police who that was.
McHugh is expected to be in court Tuesday.
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