MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Jury selection got underway Tuesday morning for the man accused in DUI hit and run crash that killed 13-year old Kaely Camacho.
Tuesday afternoon, around 5 PM, six jurors, four woman and two men, were selected to sit in the trial of Sandor Guillen.
Sandor Guillen was allegedly driving drunk when he T-boned a mini-van driven by Kirk Camacho as he crossed the busway at SW 184th Street and U.S. 1 on April 13th, 2012.
Camacho’s two teenage daughters were in the mini-van. Kaely was killed, her sister Bree Ann was injured.
Police said Guillen jumped out of his Range Rover and ran away but he was eventually taken into custody.
The Camachos, who are expected to attend the trial, were not present on this first day.
The Camachos have said from the very beginning they just want justice to be served,” said Sally Matson with Mothers Against Drunk Driving. “A beautiful family devastated by the loss of their beautiful daughter.”
Matson said this will be an extremely difficult time for the Camacho family.
“They are very nervous about the trial. Typically with victims, when they go to trial every wound opens up. They go back to the moment when they crash happened and the loss occurred, it is an extremely difficult time.”
Police said Guillen was illegally driving on the busway, speeding at roughly 100 miles per hour, and driving with a blood alcohol level approximately three times the legal limit when the crash occurred.
Guillen pleaded not guilty to DUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident.
Opening statements are scheduled to begin Wednesday at 10 AM.