Teen Killed In DUI Crash Honored With Street Renaming
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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Kaely Camacho, a young South Florida girl killed in a horrific DUI crash nearly one year ago, will be honored and remembered Friday with a street renaming in front of the school she used to attend.
The City of Palmetto Bay is renaming SW 80th Avenue and 162nd Street to Kaely Camacho Way.
The ceremony is scheduled to take place at 2:45 p.m.
The street is adjacent to Southwood Middle School where Kaely attended.
Kaely was 13-years-old when she died April 13th, 2012. Kaely was in the backseat of her father’s SUV with her sister Bree Ann when a car driven by Sandor Guillen T-boned the SUV.
Police said Guillen was illegally driving on the Miami-Dade Busway, driving roughly 100 miles per hour, and driving with a blood alcohol level approximately three times the legal limit when the crash occurred at SW 184th Street and U.S.1.
Bree Ann Camacho and her family will attend Friday’s street renaming.
Saturday, the one year anniversary of Kaely’s death, Bree Ann will honor her sister’s memory by running for prom queen at the Palmetto Senior High prom.
“My sister doesn’t get to run because of a drunk driver and even if I don’t get crowned just running will let all my students see it is a hard day because of drinking and driving and it has to stop,” Camacho told CBS4’s Marybel Rodriguez.
If she wins Camacho, 17, is hoping to use her title not for popularity but to spread an important message.
“Drunk driving kills,” said Camacho.
“People call it an accident but it’s not because when someone who is not sober chooses to get in the seat of the car it is no longer an accident, they made that decision,” said Camacho.
Guillen, meantime, remains under house arrest awaiting trial. He faces several charges including DUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident with bodily injuries.