The Florida woman who tweeted “2 drunk 2 care” hours before causing a deadly car crash was sentenced to 24 years in prison, CBS News reports.
Kayla Mendoza, 22, faced a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison for the manslaughter of 21-year-olds Kaitlyn Ferrante and Marisa Catronio, killed in a head-on collision with Mendoza in November 2013. Mendoza—who posted her infamous tweet less than three hours before the crash—was driving on the wrong side of the road at the time.
Miami NewTimes reports that Kayla Mendoza, tweeting under the name “Kaila Mendoza,” posted the status update just three hours before the incident took place in the early morning hours of last Saturday.
‘2 Drunk 2 Care’ Tweeted Woman Responsible for Fatal Accident
A report from the Florida Highway Patrol states that Mendoza, 20, was driving her Hyundai Sonata in the wrong direction down the Sawgrass Expressway, when she slammed head-on into a Toyota Camry occupied by friends Kaitlyn Ferrante and Marisa Catronio , both of Coral Springs.
The two had been out celebrating Catronio’s 21st birthday, and were on their way home.
Catronio was pronounced dead at the scene; Ferrante sustained severe injuries and passed away this morning.
Mendoza, who refers to herself as the “pothead princess,” has tweeted other incriminating statement in the past, including “2 high 2 care” and “my car permanently smells like weed.”
“Can’t deal with people that don’t have their shit together,” she tweeted one day before the crash.
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