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Police Searching for Driver in Fatal Grand Prairie Hit-and-Run

Police still searching for driver



    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. (Published Monday, May 13, 2013)

    It was a tragic Mother's Day for family members of Julie Stoker, a mother of three who was killed in a crash Saturday night.

    Stoker was with her fiancé on their way to pick up her son when her car was hit by a van on eastbound Interstate 20 at state Highway 161 in Grand Prairie. Stoker was killed and her fiancé, who was driving, suffered minor injuries.

    Police said the driver of the van drove off.

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


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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 said he's reminded about the crash 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."

    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 John Stoker.

    He described his sister as "happy."

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

    Police said they have located the van involved in the hit-and-run. Officers said they know who the van is registered to, but that person remains at large.

    Grand Prairie police said they plan to make contact with the person to whom the van is registered to this week and possibly charge them with a felony.

    NBC 5's Mola Lenghi contributed to this report.