Trial Begins for Man Charged in Hit-and-Run That Killed Teen
Opening statements are beginning Wednesday in the trial of a man charged in the fatal hit-and-run crash in southwest Miami-Dade that killed 13-year-old Kaely Camacho.
Sandor Guillen, 39, is facing charges including vehicular homicide, DUI manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident in the April 13, 2012 crash. He has pleaded not guilty.
Attorneys spent Tuesday selecting a jury of six people for the trial.
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Camacho was killed when Guillen’s Land Rover struck her father’s minivan, ripping it in half on Southwest 184th Street, police said. After Guillen’s car rammed into a tree and spun five times, he fled from the scene on foot but was quickly caught, officials said.
Camacho was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center where she later died. Camacho’s father and sister, who were also in the car, survived the impact.
Guillen had a blood alcohol level of .266 in a test done a little more than an hour after the crash, according to authorities. A second test performed about an hour after the first test showed a blood alcohol level of .246, authorities said. Florida’s legal limit is .08.
Since her death, Camacho’s family has raised tens of thousands of dollars in her name for Mothers Against Drunk Driving. She was also honored with a street naming in Palmetto Bay.
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