After attending church and visiting relatives Isabel Rodriguez a beloved mother of 7, grandmother, sister and aunt was heading home with her sister Laura Chico on Livonia st when She was struck by a BMW allegedly driven by a Mr Wayne Stokeling.
The BMW plowed into Mrs Rodriguez while trying to beat a red light Mrs Chico watch helplessly as her sister was struck and the driver sped away leaving Mrs Rodriguez fighting for her life on the streets of brooklyn
Isabel Rodriguez died from her severe injuries on her way to Brookdale University Hospital and medical center.
The BMW was recovered later a block away on Riverdale Ave, near Watkins street. Mr Wayne Stokeling turned out to be, a pastor from St johns baptist Church since 1986. A activist who sponsored affordable housing and gave speachess around the world. Mr Stokeling had open warren for motorvehicle incidents, four prior arrest that included driving without a license. Stokeling was arrested and charge with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death and aggravated unlicesed operation of a vehicle.
Mrs Rodriguez was call " Titi" by her multiple nieces "Mammy" by her children," abuelita" by her many grandchildren.
She was best friend and sister to Mrs Chico, they were know to all as the two muskeeters always together doing for each other pretty much inseperable.
She was a God-fearing woman full of faith and love for all with an amanzing sense of humor that brought many of smile to this reporter.
today we morn a very special lady lovinly known as" Titi Isabel ".