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Woman killed after stolen vehicle fleeing from police crashes into her car in Akron

Posted: 1:15 PM, Dec 11, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-11 19:01:40Z
Woman killed after fleeing suspect hits car
Woman killed after fleeing suspect hits car
Woman killed after fleeing suspect hits car
Woman killed after fleeing suspect hits car
Woman killed after fleeing suspect hits car

A woman has died Tuesday morning after she was hit by a car fleeing from a traffic stop in Akron Monday night, according to the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office.

It happened at 7 p.m. Monday night when police initiated a pursuit of a stolen vehicle on Hawkins Avenue.

Police called off the pursuit because the stolen vehicle reached too high of a speed, according to the medical examiner.

Several minutes later, Akron police responded to a crash on Slosson Street and Packard Drive.

A woman, 53-year-old Stacey McGinnis, was driving northbound on Packard Drive when the stolen Saturn Ion was going east on Slosson Street. The driver of the stolen vehicle ran a stop sign and crashed into McGinnis' car, the medical examiner said.

McGinnis was taken to Cleveland Clinic Akron General where she died at 5:05 a.m. Tuesday.

According to her family, McGinnis worked at Akron Children's Hospital and was a cheerleading coach for a pee-wee league.

The driver fled the scene. It's unclear at this time if the driver fled on foot or in the vehicle, according to the medical examiner's office.

No further information on the suspect was given at this time.