Family speaks out after loved one killed in car crash
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SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- A South Florida family is asking for support after their 13-year-old was killed in a horrific car accident.
Kirk and Vicky Camacho were planning for Kaely's upcoming 14th birthday, but are now laying flowers and balloons on Kaely's grave site. "She was sleeping, so thank God she never felt the pain," said her father.
Kirk was taking Kaely and his older daughter, Bree Ann, on a routine trip down the road to their mother's house to get ready for school on Friday April 13th. Just after 5 a.m., a black Range Rover slammed into the side of the silver minivan, splitting it in two. "I asked if everybody was OK," said Kirk, "not until I looked back I realized the magnitude of the accident."
"Kaely was in the back seat, asleep. My dad ran around and pulled her out of the hole in the car...," said Bree Ann in a video she posted to Facebook.
While Kirk struggled to keep his daughter alive until rescuers arrived on the scene, police said Sandor Guillen got out of his car and ran from the crash, drunk. "Pleading with God to save my daughter's life, and I wish it was me, not her," said Kirk.
"He's a murderer. He broke our hearts, and he broke numerous crimes," said stepmother Vicky.
Guillen is in jail on a state-record-setting $1 million bond, and has been charged with killing Kaely, driving drunk and running from the scene.
The Camachos want to make sure he stays in jail. "She did absolutely nothing wrong, and now she's gone," said Kirk.
In a self-shot video, Bree Ann begged everyone to come and support her sister's memory at the Miami-Dade courthouse for her alleged killer's bond hearing. "We can save lives. This is not suppose to happen...," she said.
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.
Guillen is scheduled to go before a judge for a bond reduction hearing Tuesday.
The Camacho family wants supporters to attend the rally outside the courtroom wearing blue, in support of the judge not reducing the bond set in Kaely's death.
If you would like to sign the petition, click on the link above.
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