$500,000 bond for suspect who caused fatal accident while fleeing from Akron police

Stacey McGinnis was struck when the suspect ran a stop sign
Timothy Goforth (Source: Summit County Jail)
Timothy Goforth (Source: Summit County Jail)
Updated: Dec. 11, 2018 at 3:15 PM EST
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AKRON, OH (WOIO) - Bond was set at $500,000 Wednesday for the Youngstown man accused of leading Akron police on a chase and causing a fatal accident.

According to Akron police, Timothy Goforth, 20, was in a stolen car when officers saw him run a traffic light near the intersection of Copley Road and South Hawkins Avenue around 7 p.m. Monday.

Instead of stopping, Goforth allegedly fled from police and reached speeds of up to 60 miles per hour.

A brief pursuit started, but police stopped chasing after a supervisor ordered that it be canceled.

Despite calling off the chase, Goforth continued to drive recklessly and ran a stop sign at Packard Drive and struck a 2011 Hyundai Sonata driven by Stacey McGinnis, 53 of Akron.

McGinnis was thrown from her vehicle as it rolled over. She was taken to Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital where she died from her injuries on Tuesday morning.

Police say Goforth fled on foot, but was eventually apprehended by police near the intersection of Mercer Avenue and Lawton Street.

He is charged with receiving stolen property, aggravated vehicular assault, aggravated vehicular homicide, and numerous other traffic charges and booked in the Summit County Jail.

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