Hallandale Beach, FL - Kayla Mendoza, 20, tweeted “2 drunk 2 care” before she allegedly driving down the wrong side of the road and causing a deadly car accident that killed two women.
Three hours after Mendoza made that tweet, she drove her vehicle the wrong way down the Sawgrass Expressway at 1:45 a.m. Sunday morning. She ended up plowing into another vehicle head-on, killing best friends, Kaitlyn Ferrante and Marisa Catronio, both 21-years-old.
Catronio was pronounced dead at the scene while Ferrante was taken to the hospital and died two days later. Mendoza was taken to the hospital where she was last listed in fair condition. Police are waiting for a toxicology report before deciding what charges will be filed against her.
“It is unknown at this time if Mendoza was driving under the influence,” said Sgt. Mark Wysocky of the Florida Highway Patrol.
Not helping Mendoza right now are the series of tweets she’s made to her “pothead princess” Twitter account in the days and hour before the fatal collision. Mendoza makes multiple references to being drunk or high, including pictures of her weed. For example:
2 drunk 2 care — Kaila Mendoza (@highimkaila) November 17, 2013
2 high 2 care — Kaila Mendoza (@highimkaila) November 13, 2013
I have a test at 8am, why am I drunk right now — Kaila Mendoza (@highimkaila) October 26, 2013
Chubby fingers pic.twitter.com/gqbRel2oTs
— Kaila Mendoza (@highimkaila) November 15, 2013
If you thought Mendoza tweeting out her illegal activities to the public was stupid, check out one of her friend’s tweets in response to people talking bad about Mendoza. She believes that it was Catronio’s and Ferrante’s destiny to die that night because of a moron driving on the wrong side of the road:
If this story wasn’t tragic enough, Catronio’s father lived a parent’s worst nightmare that night when he arrived on the scene of the accident after using an app that tracked his daughter’s cellphone. She did not make her 2 a.m. curfew and would not answer her phone, so he and other family members went looking for her.
If there is any silver lining to this story, it’s that Ferrante’s heart was donated. “This morning they took her heart and she gave her heart to someone else,” Ferrante’s mother told WPLG Thursday. “She saved a life and now they are breathing and alive because of Kaitlyn.”
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