A Florida woman tweets “2 Drunk 2 Care” before she kills two women. Kayla Mendoza, age 20, who lives in Florida, was driving the wrong way down an expressway Sunday morning about 1:40 a.m. when she crashed her Hyundai Sonata into a Toyota Camry. She ended up killing two people during the process.
The disastrous story has received a rare amount of high press attention in the days since because Mendoza tweeted the following message approximately three hours before the deadly accident happened because of the tweet she sent beforehand: “2 drunk 2 care”.
The Florida Highway Patrol stated that Marisa Catronio, who was driving the Toyota, was declared dead at the scene.
The passenger in the car, Kaitlyn Ferrante, was rushed to Broward Health North, where she later passed away. Mendoza was also taken to the same facility and she still remains there listed in serious condition.
The Hyundai Sonata came upon a another car, which was a Toyota Camry, smashed into the car head-on. The driver of the other car was pronounced dead at the scene, stated a Florida Patrol officer.
Mendoza, meanwhile, called herself a “pot princess” on Twitter and posted a number of pictures on that particular social media site showing marijuana and other drug substances.
However, according to court records, Mendoza has not yet to be charged with any crime. They also show that she once lived in a green colored, one-story house which was in a lower-class neighborhood in Florida. She attended Hallandale High School, and numerous classmates said they remembered her as being a very nice person.
One of the classmates, Richard Vela stated that Mendoza’s friends were basically normal teenagers at the high school. Vela attended classes with Mendoza during the 2011 year which was both their senior year. During high school, he stated that she was responsible with her classes. He was very surprised with the contents of her Twitter account. He said he knew she had probably tried marijuana in the past but that he had no idea it had gotten to the state where it was
She worked as a server at a Coldstone Creamery during her senior year of school, it showed on her Facebook account. Then, she supposedly became a model at Abercrombie & Fitch, but only stayed at that job for about two months. She finally had started working at a MetroPCS, where a family member was a manager.
This job was like the others. It apparently caused Mendoza to have feelings of frustration. When these feelings of boredom came to the surface, she turned to Twitter to express her displeasure at life.
After leaving her MetroPCS job, she began working as a sales rep job at a T-Mobile store. She apparently seemed to have led a somewhat discreet presence of smoking pot and going to work until last weekend.
That Sunday morning, a few hours after tweeting “2 drunk 2 care,” the police say she pulled her Hyundai Sonata on to the expressway going the opposite way of what she should have been, and collided with the Toyota.
A friend who wanted to remain anonymous stated that Kayla would never be the same mentally again. She has lost what nobody can ever get back, and she will have to live with that guilt the rest of her life. That is the worst punishment that can ever be put on a young woman.
May the punishment fit the crime and this Florida woman deserves what punishment she gets.
By Kimberly Ruble