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Woman fights to end drunk driving after sister's death

Sandor Guillen sentenced to 20 years in prison in fatal crash that killed Kaely Camacho

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 sisters name.
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 sisters name.

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.

Sandor Guillen was sentenced to 20 years in prison last year in connection with the fatal crash.

"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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