Sister of teen killed in crash pushes for justice
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- The older sister of a teen killed in a hit-and-run accident made a passionate plea for justice.
Bree Ann Camacho, the 16-year-old sister of Kaely Camacho, posted a video on her Facebook page recalling the events that claimed the life of her 13-year-old sister.
In the video, Bree Ann explains she was riding in the front of her father's minivan on Friday, April 13, at about 5 a.m. "My dad was dropping my little sister and I off to my mom's house," she said.
The girls never made it to their mother's house. According to Miami-Dade Police, 38-year-old Sandor Guillen sped down the Busway illegally in his black Range Rover and slammed into the minivan, splitting it in half.
Kaely was sitting in the back seat of the minivan at the time of the crash. "She [Kaely] would go in the back seat and recline her chair and sleep in the fetal position," said Bree Ann.
Bree Ann goes on to explain what happened immediately after the accident. "Her face was really bloody, and my dad went around where the big hole was in the car and pulled my sister out, and she was just like hanging there, and then he laid down in the grass," she said.
Paramedics rushed Kaely to Ryder Trauma Center but her injuries were too severe. Kaely died a few hours later. "And when I got to Ryder Trauma Center, my parents told me that she passed away," said a tearful Bree Ann. "She was 13."
At the scene of the crash, authorities had to chase down Guillen, who, they said, was drunk when he crashed into the family's van.
Guillen is facing DUI manslaughter charges and is being kept in jail on a $1 million bond. "Right now this guy, we have his bail bond set at a million dollars, which is a state record in Florida," said Bree Ann.
Bree Ann is begging the public to remember her little sister's luminous smile and sign a petition to keep her sister's alleged killer behind bars. "Look what he did, my little sister is gone because of him," she said.
Guillen is set to ask a judge to have his bond lowered in court on Tuesday.
More than 2,000 people showed up to Kaely’s service. Bree Ann says that same strength in numbers could keep Guillen in jail. "It’s going to be in the Courtroom 4-6 at Miami-Dade Courthouse, and we’re all going to meet at 7:30 in the front of the courthouse, and we’re all going to walk in together, so the media can see how many people this has affected," she said. "Even if you don’t know me or my family or my sister, like, we can save lives. This isn't supposed to happen. We need to stop drunk driving."
A memorial marks the place where she lost her life. Cathy Rountree visited the site Monday morning. "He should have to pay the price," she said. "He shouldn't have to walk and smell the free air."
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