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Friends, relatives say goodbyes to mother killed by driver fleeing police

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Stephanie Melson Stephanie Melson

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Friends and relatives said their goodbyes to the Louisville mother killed by a driver fleeing from police.

Last Tuesday police said they were conducting a drug investigation on 14 street when the driver of a white Chevy Silverado fled from the scene.

Officers said the truck ran the stop sign at 39th and Kentucky Streets killing Stephanie Melson, 31.

Joseph Johnson, 63, is now charged with her murder.

Melson had just left the daycare where she worked to get some lunch when the truck crashed into her red Pontiac.

Melson's funeral was held on Tuesday. She leaves behind three children.

Police said Johnson suffered only minor injuries.

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