Akron police: Chase suspect charged after crashing into car, killing woman


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AKRON, Ohio– A woman died after a fleeing suspect hit her car in Akron Monday night.

It started when police tried to pull over car for running a stop light in the area of Copley Road and South Hawkins Avenue at about 7 p.m. The vehicle was reported stolen out of Austintown.

Akron police said the driver slowed down, but then accelerated. Officers chased the car, but the pursuit was quickly terminated.

The suspect ran a stop sign at Packard Drive and Slosson Street and struck the woman’s car. Witnesses said her vehicle rolled several times, hit a stop sign and landed in a front yard.

The woman was taken to Akron General Hospital, where she died Tuesday morning. The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office identified her as 53-year-old Stacey McGinnis.

The suspect, 20-year-old Timothy S. Goforth, of Youngstown, ran away and was apprehended a short time later. He’s charged with receiving stolen property, aggravated vehicular assault, aggravated vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of an accident and other traffic-related offenses.

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