Family in complete shock over son's death in alleged DWI crash

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The biggest question on their minds is whether something could have been done to stop the driver (KTRK)

The shock is still very raw for the family of the six-year-old boy killed in a car crash Sunday night.

Joshua Medrano died in a car collision in the 1400 block of Lockwood Drive.

"We want to know if this could've all been avoided," said Maribel Villanueva, the aunt of the boy who was killed.

On Tuesday, almost no words from Medrano's father except a sigh before he said, "I just want justice for my son."

For Joshua's family, the sadness and anger was amplified after hearing new details about what investigators say the driver, Blaine Boudreaux, did may have been involved in two wrecks hours before the crash that killed Joshua and severely injured his mom.

"I was angry, upset," said Elizabeth Villanueva, Joshua's aunt.

The family wants to know why Boudreaux was not taken off the street after he was issued a traffic ticket for another car crash earlier in the day. On top of all that, he's charged with then hitting and killing a 61-year-old man before driving off.

"We really want answers from police and we want to know why he was let go," said Maribel Villanueva.

Other family members are demanding that Boudreaux pay.

"I hope he gets what's coming to him, and I hope that when he's in jail, he rots," said Richard Villanueva, Joshua's uncle.

The family has set up a GoFundMe account to help pay for Joshua's funeral costs.
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