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Suspect in stolen car involved in fatal crash, Akron police say

December 12, 2018 GMT

Suspect in stolen car involved in fatal crash, Akron police say

AKRON, Ohio — Police say a man in a stolen car who was trying to elude officers crashed into another vehicle, killing a 53-year-old Akron woman.

Timothy Goforth, 20, of Youngstown, Ohio, is being held in the Summit County Jail on charges of receiving stolen property, aggravated vehicular assault, aggravated vehicular homicide, hit-skip, and several other traffic charges, Lt. Rick Edwards says in a news release.

Stacey R. McGinnis, 53, of Akron, died Tuesday morning at Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital from her injuries in the crash, which occurred Monday night at the intersection of Packard Drive and Slosson Street in West Akron.

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Edwards says that at 7 p.m. Monday, officers saw a 2004 white Saturn traveling east on Copley Road run a red light at the intersection with South Hawkins Avenue.

Officers tried to stop the Saturn, but after temporarily slowing it sped off and turned south on Hartford Avenue at speeds of 55-60 mph.

After a short pursuit, officers were called off by a supervisor and turned their cruiser around, Edwards says.

Police say the Saturn continued to drive recklessly on Slosson Street before running a stop sign at Packard Drive, slamming into a 2011 Hyundai Sonata driven by McGinnis. The impact caused the Sonata to roll over, ejecting McGinnis.

Police say Goforth ran from the crash but was captured at the intersection of Mercer Avenue and Lawton Street. He was treated for minor injuries at Akron General Hospital.

The crash remains under investigation, Edwards says.

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