MERIDIAN -- The family of a woman who died Friday night after being run over wants answers.
New information is emerging about how Melinda Croghan died. Police say she was holding on to the driver's side door handle of a truck when she fell and was somehow run over.
Meridian Police have not identified the driver, but we know that the the person who struck the victim is a relative. Croghan's family did tell us who that is, but because no charges have been filed, we are not releasing the identity.
But, Croghan's family says there is more to the woman's death. Her brother, Gabriel Montanez, says his 38-year-old sister was a loving mom and wonderful friend.
Every time you see her she always had a smile, he said. She always had a smile, everybody loved her, she was friendly, she would do anything for you, she was a good lady.
Montanez says the more he learns about her death, the more he believes the driver who ran her over is at fault.
He drug her, not just an accidental hit, a back up out of the driveway and jam, heard thump thump, said Montanez.
Montanez echoed police assertions, saying his sister had been holding on to the truck'sdoor handle just before she was run over.
Meridian Police say she died from blunt force trauma to the chest and that both the victim and the driver were drinking.
The most frustrating thing is that he was drinking, he was drinking and driving and doesn't sit in jail, said Montanez.
We took his concerns to Deputy Chief Tracy Basterrechea with Meridian Police.
Whether an arrest should have been done that night or whether it's better to do it later, it's completely up to the investigators and what they had at the scene at the time and at the time they didn't believe they had enough to make an arrest at the time, said Basterrechea.
Police also say it's too early to tell exactly what unfolded that night, and say they're being careful about the details they release because of the sensitivity of the case.
We're not going to jump to conclusions, that's what gets police agencies in trouble, that's what really doesn't bring any victims any justice, or even the people being investigated, we are taking our time, we are going to do a very thorough, very professional investigation, said Basterrechea.
Meanwhile, Melinda's family is preparing for her funeral, and wants to make sure every detail of her death is investigated.
I want justice, I want the cops to do what they do and I want justice, said Montanez.
Croghan had three kids of her own and her husband has three kids as well. Her family says five of the children were home that night, but were inside when the accident happened.
Croghan's viewing will be held on Wednesday, July 2 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Bowman Funeral Parlor in Garden City.
Her graveside service will be held on Thursday, July 3 at 10 a.m. at Dry Creek Cemetery in Boise.
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