Man pleads guilty to fatal crash
Painesville man died in 2017 crash
A Huron man has pleaded guilty to a Sept. 24, 2017, crash that killed his Painesville passenger.
Robert McGann, 60, pleaded to second-degree felony aggravated vehicular homicide Nov. 8 in front of Lake County Common Pleas Court Judge Vincent A. Culotta.
“I take full responsibility your honor,” McGann told the judge.
According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, the crash occurred when McGann was driving his 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee on Route 2 toward Route 44. As the vehicle exited Route 2 east, the SUV traveled off the left side of the offramp briefly
“I take full responsibility your honor.” — Robert McGann, 60, of Huron
before re-entering the ramp and crossing the right shoulder of the ramp.
The lone passenger, Michael P. Corrigan, 57, of Painesville, was ejected from the vehicle as it overturned and was thrown about 30 to 35 feet from where the vehicle ended up.
Both men involved in the crash were transported to TriPoint Medical Center in Concord Township. McGann was subsequently taken to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. The Sheriff’s Office said Corrigan was pronounced dead at TriPoint.
A blood draw showed that McGann’s blood alcohol content was above the legal limit.
McGann was secretly indicted by the Lake County Grand Jury in April. An arraignment hearing was held in the common pleas court Sept. 14.
He was indicted on two counts of second-degree felony aggravated vehicular homicide, two misdemeanor OVI counts and
one misdemeanor count of operating a vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance or a listed metabolite of a controlled substance.
McGann pleaded to one of the aggravated vehicular homicide charges and the other counts in the indictment are being waived.
He faces a maximum of eight years in prison. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Dec. 10.