Marine's Family Speaks After Ada Hit-and-Run Incident - - No One Gets You Closer

Marine's Family Speaks After Ada Hit-and-Run Incident


TUPELO, OK -- Josh Stein, a marine and father, fought for his country in Afghanistan. After returning just two months ago, he is fighting for his life at an Oklahoma City Hospital.

"His ribs are broken on both sides. His lungs are bruised and one has a hole in them. His liver is bruised and has a tear in it. He's lost part of an ear," Stein's grandmother Nellie Hunter explained.

Stein is still in critical condition after being hit by a vehicle in a parking lot. Nellie Hunter is caring for her grandson's children as his wife and parents stay at OU Medical Center.

"[The children] don't know. Like I said, they got dressed and they think they're going to church and their daddy will be back to get them because, you know, they come every other weekend here," said Hunter.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol named Rowdy Colton Wright as a person of interest. They were able to question Wright on Monday when he also turned in his pickup for forensic testing.

"We are in consultation with the district attorney and once the investigation is completed, a full report will be delivered for their review. At this time, our thoughts are with the Stein family as they deal with the critical injuries sustained in this encounter," OHP Troop F Commander Captain Ronnie Hampton said in a release.

For Hunter, the uncertainty is worse than the injuries.

"Just knowing that he does not have brain damage and he will wake up- the healing we could take fine. It's the not knowing," Hunter said.