Family of trick-or-treater killed awaits police report
It's been nearly five months since 12-year-old Faith Love was hit by a car and killed while crossing the street on Halloween. Her family now awaits Tuesday's release of the police report detailing the events of that night.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- It's been nearly five months since 12-year-old Faith Love was hit by a car and killed while crossing the street on Halloween.
Now, police say the investigation is complete and the report will be made public tomorrow.
Faith Love's family wants to know what happened on the night the girl's life was cut short, but they are also dreading the discovery of the details.
"It's hard. Sometimes I don't think my heart can even hold it, all the pain, but I'm still here," her mother, Rocquell Love said.
Rocquell has been forced to live without her daughter who was killed crossing Sandstone Bluffs in Summerlin South while trick-or-treating that night.
"As a mom, all I can think about is, did she suffer?" Rocquell wonders.
The driver of the vehicle that hit her, 41-year-old Justin Caramanica, was arrested at the scene.
"He took something away from me," Rocquell said. "Something that wasn't his to take."
Witnesses said Caramanica was speeding and appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Tuesday, Faith Love's family will find out the results of the police investigation in the accident report.
"We really need that to move to the next phase," Rocquell said. "To find out -- what did the investigation show?"
Rocquell's attorney, Brad Mainor, plans to file a civil lawsuit against Caramanica. Mainor said this case needs to set a precedence so that justice is served in the growing number of auto-pedestrian crashes.
"If we don't send a message, and if we don't fight hard to hold people accountable, then it's just going to keep rising," Mainor said.
But for Faith Love's mother, that civil suit is nothing but a formality.
"It's not going to bring her back," Rocquell said. "It's not going to bring my baby back."