Tragedy occurred on Mother’s Day when a three-year-old child ran out in the road, was struck by a vehicle and later died.
According to the police report, a witness stated the mother and child were near the 2100 block of W. Wheeler near the intersection of Gillespie at 8:30 p.m. when the child let go of the mother’s hand and ran out into oncoming traffic.
He was stuck by a dark blue 2010 Dodge Ram 3500 pickup truck driven by Paul Ward of Laredo, Texas.
When Aransas Pass officers arrived at the scene, a police officer began treating Jaysean Boring for apparent head and facial wounds.
The child’s mother, Katherine Gaynor, and the driver of the car were both at the scene. Penny Boring is the grandmother and had custody of the child. She was at work at the time of the accident.
Jaysean was taken to Care Regional Medical Center but was pronounced dead at 9:05 p.m.
Judge Lewis arrived at the hospital and after speaking with hospital staff, informed police she did not see any signs of foul play.
Last year Gaynor was arrested in Corpus Christi and charged with Child Endangerment after officers responded due to information received that a two-year-old child was outside an apartment unsupervised. At that time the child was placed in Child Protective Services.
According to Barbara Skinner, the owner and manager at the Palm Center Apartments where the boy lived with his grandmother, “His grandmother moved in last December. She had legal custody of the boy. His mother moved in with her recently, but I wasn’t aware of that until the accident.”
She went on to say that the boy was full of energy and “always wanted to make me laugh when he was playing Batman. He was a beautiful little boy.”
Aransas Pass Police and the Texas Highway Patrol continue to investigate. There is no indication of any criminal or traffic violations at this time.