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Father, Daughter Killed Halloween Night Crossing Street In Davie

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DAVIE (CBSMiami) - A night of Halloween fun turned deadly in Davie.

Carlos Alvarado Amaya, 45, and his two daughters, ages five and two, were out trick or treating with two of his daughters when they were hit by a car.

Amaya and the children were in the crosswalk in the 6600 block of Griffin Road when, police say, they walked into the path of an oncoming Cadillac.

The driver saw Amaya and the children and tried to stop but couldn't in time, according to police. Amaya and the five-year-old died on the scene.

Maria Amanda Orellana-Cruz's tears say it all as she mourns the loss of her husband and daughter.

"They were coming from the joy that there was. She wanted to go trick or treating in her costume," said the children's mother Maria Amanda Orellana-Cruz.

The two-year-old sustained only a minor cut on the side of her head. She was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital as a precaution and then reunited with her mother.

"She thank God only has a slight bump. She is okay, thank God," she said.

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Carlos Alvarado Amaya and two of his daughters. (Source: Maria Amanda Orellana-Cruz)

The driver, identified as a 30-year-old woman, stayed on the scene and gave a statement to investigators.

"At this time there's no indication that the driver was intoxicated or that excessive speed was a factor," said Davie police spokeswoman Viviana Gallindal. "At this time we don't have any charges pending."

"I want justice because what she did, I can't believe she didn't see them, they were just crossing the street," said Orellana-Cruz.

Orellana-Cruz said Amaya leaves behind four children.

"He was a hard-working man. He wanted his kids to get ahead in life by studying hard," she said.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family pay for the funerals.

A makeshift memorial of stuffed animals was started near the scene of the accident by one of the family's neighbors. She said what happened left her and everyone who knew the family shaken.

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