Davie, FL (November 2, 2018) - Police have identified the 5-year-old girl and her father who were killed in a tragic crash while trick-or-treating on Halloween.
46-year-old Carlos Amaya and his 5-year-old daughter, Heidi Amaya, were walking in the 6600 block of Griffin Road when they were struck by a Cadillac driven by 30-year-old Jocelin Butterfield. The accident occurred on Wednesday, October 31st. Both Amaya and Heidi died at the scene of the crash. A 2-year-old girl with them was transported to a hospital for treatment of a head laceration.
Initial investigation indicates that the three were in a marked crosswalk when they were struck by the vehicle. Butterfield told police that she tried to stop but did not have time. Police believe that many factors may have contributed to the crash, including poor visibility by both the driver and pedestrians. An investigation is still ongoing at this time.
We are deeply saddened to hear of this horrific Halloween accident involving Carlos Amay and his young child. Car accidents deeply affect all involved especially when they occur at a time such as Halloween that is supposed to be a fun and enjoyable moment for children. We extend our most sincere condolences to the family of these two individuals.
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