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Prison, permanent license suspension ahead after man pleads no contest in fatal crash

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    Allen Bugg



MEDINA — A Spencer man is facing a mandatory prison sentence and a lifetime license suspension after a two-vehicle crash that killed an Elyria man last year in Spencer Township.

Allen Bugg, 58, pleaded no contest Monday to two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, one a second-degree felony and one a third-degree felony; and two counts of aggravated vehicular assault, one a third-degree felony and one a fourth-degree felony, in Medina County Common Pleas Court.

Judge Christopher J. Collier scheduled sentencing for Nov. 20.

Bugg is being held in the Medina County Jail on $500,000 bond.

About 8 p.m. April 20, 2016, Bugg was traveling west on New London Eastern Road in a 2005 Ford F-350 pickup when he ran through a stop sign and struck a southbound 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix on state Route 301, according to a Ohio Highway Patrol report.

The impact sent the Pontiac off the road and into a utility pole.

The Pontiac’s driver, Randolph Stiles, 55, of Elyria, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A passenger in Stiles’ car, 48-year-old Lisa Wright, was flown to Summa Akron City Hospital where she was treated for injuries.

Bugg was taken to Lodi General Hospital. His passenger, wife Lois Bugg, 56, was flown to Akron General Hospital and later released.

According to the crash report, Bugg’s blood-alcohol content was 0.137 percent.

Bugg has multiple prior traffic convictions in Medina Municipal Court, including operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

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