May 13, 2013 7:58 PM
ARANSAS PASS - The family of a 3-year-old Aransas Pass boy who was died last night is sharing more about the tragic accident. Little Jaysean Boring walked out onto Wheeler Road near the apartments where he lived and struck by a pickup.
His grieving grandmother recalls how Jaysean woke her up on Mother's Day. "He put my face in his hands."
Its one of the last memories Penni Boring has of the boy she was raising as her own.
Sunday evening they were on their front porch, which faces Wheeler Avenue, in a matter of seconds she says Jaysean sprinted out into oncoming traffic. She chased after him but it was too late.
"He had just had a bath in his pajamas.. footballs and basketballs."
The Texas Department of Transportation is looking into changing the speed limit along this stretch of Highway. Right now it stands at 55 mph, but local business owner Tommy Gardner says it needs to be lowered. He went to the city with the request several months back.
"Its sad that it takes something like that to happen but that was my concern along time ago," says Gardner.
The issue was handed over to TxDOT which oversees Highway 361, that stretch of Wheeler. Nothing happened afterwards but Aransas Pass Police Chief Eric Blanchard says it will be looked at again.
"I was advised the matter has been escalated and they're going to look quicker more deeply into it," Blanchard tells us.
Chief Blanchard says the driver who struck Jaysean wasn't speeding and is not suspected of any wrongdoing. Still, he says a slower speed limit would make the area safer. Meanwhile, Pennie Boring is still coming to terms with her loss and cherishing the short time they did have together.
"He cant be brought back he was precious he was our life." She's hoping some good can come from this tragedy.
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