Grand Prairie Police searching for hit-&-run driver who killed mother of two

Grand Prairie Police are searching for the person responsible for a fatal hit-and-run on I-30 early Sunday morning.

It was Just before 4 a.m. that Ashley Mosley says she heard tires screeching and looked up to see two vehicles spinning and smoking on the westbound side of the interstate, near the Beltline exit.

"Like brakes squealing and then I heard the impact of cars,” she said.

Investigators identified the victim as 29-year-old Troylynne Berkley of Grand Prairie and a mother of two young children.

"She was in a well-lit area and not a lot of traffic going by, but you are never safe from a drunk driver,” Said Grand Prairie Police Sgt. Eric Hansen. "She works at a hotel in Dallas and was on her way home from work when she experienced the flat tire.”

Police say she was standing near the back end of her Suzuki Forensa while waiting for her friend to fix the flat tire.

"This Dodge Charger left the main lanes onto the shoulder and crashed into the back of her car striking her and her vehicle, spinning her vehicle to the right and causing it to overturn,” said Sgt. Hansen.

Police say the driver and passenger in the Charger got out and ran away.

"That's pretty disturbing, I mean. that's heartless,” said Mosley.

Grand Prairie Police say they have the car the suspect was driving, are following up on leads and expect to make an arrest in the case. 

This is the 8th traffic fatality in Grand Prairie this year.