Austintown man sentenced in Akron for vehicular homicide
The Summit County Prosecutor reports that an Austintown man has been sentenced to 10-years in prison after he pleaded guilty to charges resulting from a fatal accident he caused in December 2018.
According to court officials, 20-year-old Timothy Goforth pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide, failure to comply, failure to stop after an accident, and receiving stolen property in May 2019.
Goforth must serve eight years before being considered for any type of early release.
Police say that Goforth fled from Akron police on December 10, 2018. After losing the police, Goforth reportedly continued to drive recklessly through Akron, running through several stop signs before crashing into and killing 53-year-old Stacey McGinnis at the intersection of Slosson Street and Packard Drive.
"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 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."
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