WIOD-AM Local News

 

UPDATE: Families of Wrong Way Wreck Victims React to Arrest

UPDATE: Families of Wrong Way Wreck Victims React to Arrest

UPDATE: 4/8  12:30am

The 21-year-old woman accused of killing two best friends when she drove the wrong way on the Sawgrass Expressway is expected in front of a judge Tuesday.

For the past five months, it's what the families of Kaitlyn Ferrante and Marisa Catronio have been waiting for.

Kayla Mendoza must answer to eight charges including DUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide and driving without a license causing a death.

Ferrante's mom calls it justice and hopes she never feels "the sunshine ever.  I want her to stay locked away forever."

Ferrante's sister says they need to see Mendoza in a prison jumpsuit, facing a judge and realizing her choice to drive drunk killed two people and will destroy her own life.

Catronio's father agrees saying she "made bad decisions that night.  The right decision was to have a friend drive you (Mendoza) home."

Florida Highway Patrol detectives say Mendoza's blood alcohol level was nearly two times over the legal limit when she drove on the wrong side of the highway.

Shortly before she Tweeted "2 drunk 2 care."

Mendoza had to be wheeled into the Broward County jail.

She's still recovering from the injuries she suffered in the crash.

================

Nearly 5 months after a deadly wrong way car crash on the Sawgrass Expressway, cops have taken the accused driver responsible into custody.

Kayla Mendoza was taken into custody by the Florida Highway Patrol after cops say she had a blood alcohol level nearly two times over the legal limit.

Mendoza is being charged with multiple counts of DUI manslaughter and Vehicular Manslaughter.

Mendoza tweeted the words "2 drunk 2 care" just hours before the accident that killed two young women last November.

Mendoza was 20 years old the night of the crash, and was said to have a blood alcohol level about double the legal limit.

(Photo: Broward Sheriff's Office)

 

More Articles