Sister of Hit-and-Run Victim Speaks Out

The sister of the victim of a Southwest Miami-Dade hit-and-run that occurred a couple of weeks ago speaks out on her Facebook page, petitioning to not reduce the driver's bond.

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    Bree Ann Camacho posted a video on her Facebook page asking for support to keep Sandor Guillen's bond at $1 million. Guillen is charged in the hit and run crash that killed Camacho's 13-year-old sister, Kaely. (Published Monday, Apr 23, 2012)

    Bree Ann Marie Camacho is breaking her silence following the hit-and-run accident back on April 13 that killed her 13-year-old sister Kaely Camacho. She was a victim of the crash as well.

    Bree Ann asked others in a video posted on her Facebook page Sunday to sign the petition against reducing the bond of Sandor Guillen, the man charged in the hit and run crash.

    Guillen, 38, is seeking to have his $1 million dollar bond reduced as he faces vehicular manslaughter, DUI manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident. The hearing to have his bond reduced was rescheduled to Tuesday.

    "Right now, this guy, we have his bail bond set at one million dollars, which is a state record in Florida. But now he's trying to lower it. That can't happen, look at what he did, my sister is gone 'cause of him," said Bree Ann in the video.

    Camacho was riding in her family's minivan with her father and sister on Southwest 184th Street near South Dixie Highway when their car was struck by a Range Rover Sport being driven by Guillen in a Miami-Dade Transit bus way, police said.

    "Out of nowhere a guy by the name of Sandor Guillen, who was drunk-driving and speeding in the bus lane, T-boned us and literally broke our car in half," Bree Ann said.

    Kaely was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where she later died. Bree Ann and father Kirk Camacho, 47, were also hospitalized and later released.

    "When I got to Ryder Trauma Center my parents told me she passed away. My little sister, she was only 13," cries Bree Ann.

    The Southwood Middle School eighth-grader was laid to rest Wednesday in Kendall, a funeral attended by 2,300 people.

    Bree Ann hopes to galvanize enough supporters to encourage the court to keep Guillen's bond at $1 million and to keep him behind bars.

    "Even if you don't know me, or my family or my sister, we can save lives.  This isn't supposed to happen. We need to stop drunk driving," the teenager said.