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STOCKTON --

Mothers cry over their children all the time, but Lillian Randle never thought she'd be shedding tears over losing one of her five to the chaos of crumpled metal and flashing lights that took over Stockton's El Dorado Street Saturday afternoon.

"It just takes away from you.  I feel cheated out of the time with my child, and it hurts," she said.

"It's just a family that's all broken. We're all broken."

They're broken over the loss of 31-year-old Tony Randle -- a man just starting college so he could start an electronics business with his oldest sister.

"You can't get enough of him -- he's just Tony," said sister Kristen Randle.

The energetic spirit no one in the family could get enough of was just over a mile from home when CHP investigators say Luis Manzo brazenly backed out of a taqueria's driveway and right into Tony Randle's path -- throwing him from his bright blue Yamaha motorcycle.

Pictures of the scene started popping up on social media.

"I looked at that picture, and I said 'that's his vehicle, that's his bike," said Kristen Randle.

"I called everywhere to find out if it was him. I knew when they said they had to call me back... it was him," said Tony's younger brother Michael Randle.

The marks on the roadway left by the highway patrol don't outline all of the Randles' heartache.

Manzo's facing murder and felony DUI charges for the crash that killed Tony.

It's not his first brush with the law in this way, with at least two prior convictions and signed documents warning him he would face murder charges if drank and drove again and killed.

Manzo's now being held behind bars without bail.

According to the highway patrol,  he had a child in his own car when he hit Randle.

"They let him get in the car with that kid. Somebody let him get in the car with that kid, 'cause somebody saw him get in the car with a drunk driver and everybody let that kid go," said Randle's oldest sister Valencia.

"It's angering to know the justice system doesn't do enough to drunken drivers. He had two counts," said Randle's mother.

"People just don't need to drink and drive.  You just don't realize you know... that you can take a life, and that's exactly what happened," said Randle's girlfriend, Jaymie Johnson.

The life and love of a father taken also from Randle's 12-year-old daughter, Lazay.

"When she needed him, he was there. He did everything for her," said Lillian Randle.

And now she shares something with her son she never thought she would -- the loss of child.

His baby daughter Parish died from SIDS seven years ago.

"He was traumatized over it. He never got over it," his mother said.

Just like she doesn't know if she will get over this.

"I don't know if I can let him go when it comes time, to put him in the ground. I don't know what's going to happen," she said.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the Randle family deal with the expense of this unexpected loss.

Donations can also be made at Cano funeral home and at San Joaquin Catholic Cemetery.