Woman Pleads Guilty in Fatal Wrong-Way crash

Woman Pleads Guilty in Fatal Wrong-Way crash
Posted at 3:51 PM, Feb 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-18 11:24:12-05

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida woman pleaded guilty to two counts of DUI manslaughter in a wrong-way crash on the Sawgrass Expressway that killed two 21-year-old friends.

Kayla Mendoza apologized Wednesday to the families of the two victims, saying she's heartbroken that she's broken their hearts.

The South Florida Sun Sentinel ( ) reports Mendoza will be sentenced April 24.

Authorities say Mendoza was 20 years old and driving without a valid driver's license when she ran head-on into another car. Marisa Catronio died at the scene of the November 2013 crash. Kaitlyn Ferrante died four days later.

Mendoza told the families she's sorry she caused "all of this over a stupid mistake."

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


Information from: Sun Sentinel ,

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