Family of Hit-and-Run Victim Pleads for Answers

Few leads after woman fatally struck while walking near Cowboys Stadium

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    Family members are left asking a question: on a street as busy as Collins Street, lined with businesses, on a Wednesday morning, no one saw anything that could help police in their investigation? (Published Friday, Aug 17, 2012)

    Family members are questioning how no one saw anything that could help police investigate the hit-and-run death of woman on a busy Arlington street.

    Julie Buford, 48, was hit by a vehicle while crossing North Collins Street near Cowboys Stadium on Wednesday. Police said she was hit several more times by subsequent vehicles.

    "Julie -- she didn't deserve to die, but she didn't deserve to be hit like that and just keep going," said Helen Buford, the victim's mother-in-law.

    Two days later, no one has come forward with any information.

    "I'm having a hard time believing that," said the victim's husband, Kevin Buford. "It's a busy street; everybody is coming and going to work, and nobody has come forward at this point."

    "It's bad enough to deal with the loss, but the fact that someone could actually hit someone like that and just keep going -- and nobody saw it," Helen Buford said.

    The Bufords said they hope someone saw something and will do something.

    "Just come forward. Do the right thing," Helen Buford said.

    Anyone who was on or around Collins Street near Cowboys Stadium at about 6:40 a.m. Wednesday is asked to contact the Arlington Police Department.