Fla. Woman Arrested In Deadly Wrong-Way Crash

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A woman who tweeted about being drunk before getting into a wrong-way South Florida expressway crash that killed two other women has been arrested.

The Florida Highway Patrol reported Monday that 21-year-old Kayla Mendoza was charged in the November deaths of Kaitlyn Ferrante and Marisa Cantronio. Police say Mendoza was driving the wrong way on the Sawgrass Expressway in Broward County and slammed into the car driven by Ferrante.

Before the crash, Mendoza allegedly tweeted out “2 drunk 2 care” and made references to marijuana and bongs.

Authorities say Mendoza is charged with two counts each of DUI manslaughter, vehicle homicide and driving without a license causing death. Court records did not list an attorney for her.

The FHP says Mendoza was taken to the Broward County Jail.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Tampa

2016 Inspired DIY Halloween CostumesIt was nearly impossible to narrow it down, but somehow I managed to put together 7 DIY, 2016 inspired costumes to try this Halloween.
Best Barbecue In Tampa BayWhile one may not traditionally associate Florida with Southern barbecue, Tampa Bay has its fair share of great barbecue restaurants.

Listen Live