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Victim's friend says fatal Valley Station hit-and-run was intentional

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Travey Stovall. (Courtesy: Family) Travey Stovall. (Courtesy: Family)
Mark Russell, the father of 36-year-old Tracey Stovall, takes an emotional moment during our interview in September 2015. Mark Russell, the father of 36-year-old Tracey Stovall, takes an emotional moment during our interview in September 2015.
“I was in such shock and disbelief,” said Stovall’s best friend Monica Snawder. “I was in such shock and disbelief,” said Stovall’s best friend Monica Snawder.
Where the two women landed after being hit by the car was around 60 feet from the place they were walking. Where the two women landed after being hit by the car was around 60 feet from the place they were walking.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – It has been nearly two months since a pair of women were hit by a car in Valley Station and no one has been arrested.

Joan Hardin and Tracey Stovall were walking down Alanadale Drive just off Dixie Highway at 3 a.m. on Sept. 6.

Stovall died after they were struck by a hit-and-run driver.

“I was in such shock and disbelief,” said Stovall’s best friend Monica Snawder. “I tried to call Tracey's phone and it said the person you're trying to reach, is unreachable.”

Snawder now wears a locket with some of Stovall’s ashes in it.

“I carry her everywhere,” Snawder said. “It’s not the same but even without the necklace she would be with me. That's why I got it.”

Hardin remained in the hospital for more than two weeks after the wreck; she’s still recovering.

“I took a drink of my drink, and the next thing I remember is waking up on the ground with lights all around me and him [her husband] hollering my name,” Hardin said.

Police have not made any arrests in the case and have not released any information relating to a suspect either. Several people told WDRB they have called the LMPD tip-line with information. Snawder says it’s not good enough.

“I just feel like I'm hearing more from the streets than what the police are hearing,” she said. “I just want justice. Nothing will bring her back but whoever did this needs to be off the street because they're going to do this to someone else. Nobody needs to go through this.”

Where the two women landed after being hit by the car was around 60 feet from the place they were walking.

“It's just not an accident,” Snawder said. “I don't see how you can get hit that hard, be flown 50-60 feet and to go there and see where it was, it just wasn't an accident.”

“It kills me every day to know that I lost her because of somebody that doesn't give a crap about nothing,” Hardin said. “About nobody apparently. Because they left us there to die.”

More: Days after fatal hit and run in Valley Station, family pleads for driver to come forward

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