Hit-and-Run Crash Kills Mother of Three

Police Still Searching for Suspect

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    Julie Stoker, 42, mother of three was killed in a hit and run crash. (Published Sunday, May 12, 2013)

    John Stoker last saw his sister Julie about a week ago.

    “I kissed her and said ‘goodbye,’ but I didn't know that was the last time I was going to talk to her,” said Stoker.

    On Saturday night, Julie, a mother of three, was with her fiancé on their way to pick up her son. Stoker's car was hit by a van Saturday night on eastbound I-20 at Highway 161 in Grand Prairie.

    Julie was killed. Police said the driver of the van drove off.

    “I don't know what to think about that," said John Stoker. "That kind of sounds like murder. He took my nephew's mother away the night before Mother's Day. You can think about that.”

    Stoker has had to think about it all day on Mother’s Day with each phone call he makes to another family member breaking the bad news.

    “I'm still calling people, still telling people,” he said. “I've made a lot of them and spent most of the day doing that, actually. It ain’t nothing that you want to have to do but it has to be done. But she's my sister and I love her.”

    She was a sister, a mother, and now a victim.

    “She's happy, she had her son, she’s a very happy and, she was a very happy and honest person,” said her brother.

    Julie Stoker's fiancé, who was driving, suffered minor injuries.

    Police said they have located the van involved in the hit and run. Officers know who it's registered to but that person remains at large. Grand Prairie PD said they plan to make contact with him this week and charge him with a felony.