MIAMI – The sister of 13-year-old girl who was killed by a drunk driver in Miami in 2012 is working to end drunk driving in her sister's name.
"People around the scene said it sounded like a bomb," said Kaely Camacho's sister, Bree Ann Camacho. "My dad said, 'Is everyone OK?' and I complained about my foot. It was on the dash where the airbag deployed. And that's when a sound even scarier than the wreck came about. In fact, it was silence from the back seat."
Bree Ann Camacho's statements were made during a Mothers Against Drunk Driving event where awards were given to police officers who are also fighting in the cause to end drunk driving.
Police said Guillen's blood-alcohol level was nearly triple the legal limit when he slammed into the family's van. Camacho was asleep in the backseat at the time.
"Fourth of July is a very deadly weekend all across our nation," said Sally Matson of MADD. "It's a weekend when people party. It's a weekend when people need to designate a driver."
MADD officials are asking the public to take a taxi or have someone give them a ride if they've been drinking.
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