MIAMI - Bond was set at $1million for a man charged with DUI manslaughter in a crash that killed a 13-year-oldgirl.
Sandor Guillen, 38, appeared in bond court Wednesday morning, where a judge increased his bond to $1,000,035.
Miami-Dade police said Guillen was under the influence of alcohol Friday morning when he drove his SUV on the Busway and crashed into a minivan at U.S. 1 and Southwest 184th Street. According to the arrest report, Guillen was driving 100 mph in a 40 mph zone on the Busway, which is supposed to be reserved for transit vehicles only.
Kaely Camacho, 13, died in the crash. A viewing was held Tuesday, and she was buried Wednesday afternoon.
Family members wore blue to Camacho's funeral because it washer favorite color, but relatives and friends said they were trying not to act blue because the teen would not have wanted them to be sad.
"Today is a difficult day, the large bond given this morning makes the family feel a little better," Bruce Cease, Kaely's uncle said.
Kaely's friends say they are trying to honor her memory with being strong.
"She would want to see us happy, she would not want us crying," said classmate Lucy Keley.
Kaely's grandfather, Raffi Camacho says he takes comfort in knowing he will see her again one day.
Police said Guillen tried to run away from the scene of the crash, but officers took him into custody. Officers noticed that he smelled like alcohol, and they found that his license had expired on March 26.
Guillen is charged with DUI manslaughter, reckless vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of a crash involving death, leaving the scene of a crash involving great bodily injuries and driving without a license at the time of a crash involving death.
If he posts bond, Guillen will remain on house arrest with GPS monitoring. He will not be allowed to drink or drive. His attorney surrendered his passport.
A member of Camacho's family attended Guillen's bond hearing to protest bond for the suspect, saying that when Guillen's SUV hit the minivan, it was like a bullet hit Camacho. The family asked that members of the public go to Miami-Dade court Thursday to protest Guillen's bond.
Camacho's father and sister, who were injured in the crash, have been released from a hospital.
Camacho's family members requested donations to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, instead of flowers, to honor Camacho.
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