AKRON, Ohio (WOIO) - A Youngstown man who fled from police and crashed into a car, killing an innocent woman, is being ordered to serve ten years in prison.
Timothy Goforth, 20, pleaded guilty to the charges of aggravated vehicular homicide, failure to comply, failure to stop, and receiving stolen property.
Goforth also was ordered to probation upon his release from prison.
Emotions were high in court on Friday, the victim’s oldest son and her daughter were in court and gave emotional speeches.
“Stacey McGinnis was a loving mother, daughter, sister, and aunt. Her death will be felt by not only her family but the entire community,” said Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh. “Mr. Goforth had no regard for life when he fled from police and sped through Akron’s streets at more than twice the speed limit. I’m pleased to know our community is safer with Mr. Goforth in prison.”
On Dec. 11, 2018, Goforth was driving a stolen Saturn when he failed to stop for Akron police.
Officers said they canceled the pursuit, but Goforth continued to travel dangerously.
Goforth crashed into a Hyundai Sonata after running a stop sign on Packard Drive.
The impact caused the Hyundai Sonata to roll over, and the driver, Stacey McGinnis, 53, was ejected from the car.
McGinnis died the next day at Cleveland Clinic Akron General.