(PIX11) — A young woman tweeted she was “2 drunk 2 care” only hours before police say she drove head on into another car, killing the two young women inside, authorities said.
20-year-old Kayla Mendoza of Hallandale Beach, Fla. sent the foreboding tweet three hours before the fatal crash.
Mendoza was driving the wrong way down the Sawgrass Expressway at 1:45 a.m. when her Hyundai Sonata collided with a Toyota Camry.
Kaitlyn Nicole Ferrante was driving her best friend Marisa Coran Catronio home in that Toyota after celebrating Catrino’s 21st birthday in their hometown of Coral Springs.
Catronio was pronounced dead on the scene, only hours after the festivities in honor of her birthday.
Ferrante was rushed to the hospital and put on life support for several days, passing away the morning of her fourth day in the hospital.
Mendoza was sent to the same hospital and remains in “serious condition.”
No charges have been filed and toxicology reports have not been published. Mendoza’s Twitter account has repeatedly mentioned drugs and alcohol:
Marisa Catronio’s father, Gary Catronio, has spoken out about the incident, urging parents to “please hug your kids tonight because I can’t hug my daughter anymore.”
“My little girl is not here any more because of the negligence of a driver driving on the wrong side of the highway.”
The Catronio family wants to now act as “Marisa’s voice,” trying to prevent drivers traveling the wrong way and endangering lives.
Catronio has suggested tire spikes, or anything that might “prevent a car from entering the wrong way.”