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Man Admits To Injuring Two Women When He Drove While Drunk & Crashed Into Them

Anthony Longo also admitted that he ran away from the crash afterward

A man admitted to causing a car crash while drunk in Mentor that sent two people to the hospital.

Anthony Longo, 36, of Euclid, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated vehicular assault and one count each of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and fleeing a crash Tuesday afternoon in Lake County Court of Common Pleas.

On Oct. 11, 2012, Longo was driving a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt when he rear ended a 1998 Plymouth Neon. The Cobalt then went off the right side of the road.

Meanwhile, the Neon went to the left side of the road, struck the barrier and rolled onto its hood in the middle of the interstate. The two women in the car -- Chanei Cable and Shanice Scott -- got out of the car and safely to the side of the road. Then a semi truck struck their Neon again.

One of the women had several teeth knocked out during the crash; another had post-concussion syndrom and suffered a scar on her leg, Assistant Lake County Prosecutor Patrick Condon said.

After the crash, Longo got out of his car and ran away. Mentor Police later found him in the Hopkins-Hendrix neighborhood.

Judge Joseph Gibson will sentence Longo on April 10. Longo faces anywhere between one and 11 years in prison.

The women in the car Longo struck have also filed a lawsuit against him.

The lawsuit claims that they sustained "personal injury, pain, suffering, emotional anguish and loss of enjoyment of life" because of the crash.

In the suit, Scott asked for $100,000 in compensatory damages; Cable, for $150,000. They also asked for $150,000 in punitive damages to be split evenly between them, as well as costs and attorney fees.

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