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Accident claims Hopedale woman

May 21, 2012
The Herald-Star

TAPPAN LAKE - A Hopedale woman died Sunday in an Akron hospital, where she was taken after a motorcycle-truck accident occurred around 6 p.m. Saturday near Tappan Lake.

Renee Smith McGill, age unknown, a passenger on the motorcycle, was killed, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

According to reports, the driver of the motorcycle, Kenny Skinner, 56, also of Hopedale, was taken by medical helicopter to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He had multiple injuries including a broken back, and he underwent surgery, according to reports.

The accident occurred at the boat launch area near the west end of Tappan Lake. The pickup truck, which was westbound, was turning into the boat launch, and the motorcycle was headed east, according to reports.

Skinner and McGill both were wearing helmets, according to a patrol spokesperson.

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