Father Pleads for Justice After Wrong-Way Crash Kills Daughter, Injures Son

Pleas for justice from a Miami father whose life changed in an instant back in December. It's been more than four months since his daughter was killed and his son was critically injured in a wrong-way crash.

The man behind the wheel of the car that plowed into them has not been charged, something Noel Criales says just isn't right.

The siblings spent almost their entire lives side by side, now only one of them has a chance at seeing their 25th birthday, a reality almost unbelievable to their father.

"Sometimes I think this is a dream or something," Noel expressed.

Carmen Criales was driving on I-95 in Miami, when state troopers said her vehicle was hit by a wrong-way driver. Her brother, Bryan Criales, was also in the vehicle.

Investigators said the crash happened in the early morning hours of Dec. 13. Carmen died instantly and Bryan has been at Jackson Memorial Hospital ever since.

"He lost his memory completely," Noel explained. He said his son underwent the last of four surgeries on Monday. He's still unconscious and his head injuries are severe.

The family now has medical bills exceeding $2 million but each night before Noel goes to bed, he prays for nothing money can buy.

"I ask God every day to give my daughter back. I ask for a miracle for my son's life," Noel expressed.

He said doctors don't know if his son will make it. Carmen and Bryan's mother was in the car as well. She has survived her injuries, but like Noel, she's living with a broken heart.

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The Florida Highway Patrol said the driver of the other vehicle, Franklin Chavez, had a blood alcohol level of .046, which is below the legal limit. The case is now being handled by the State Attorney's Office.

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