The next time you drive on the Homestead Extension of the Florida Turnpike in Miami-Dade County or on the Sawgrass Expressway in Broward County be on the lookout for some new road signs.
On Friday, Gary Catronio, Marisa’s father, said he recently had a productive informal meeting with the Coral Springs Chief of Police, Tony Pustizzi.
Two emergency call takers for the Coral Springs Police Department were suspended for 8 hours without pay last week.
“It’s all my fault,” sobs a distraught Javier Reyes during an interview with a Florida Highway Patrol investigator in the days after the deadly wrong way crash involving Reyes’ girlfriend and fiancé, Kayla Mendoza.
Just days after suspected wrong way drunk driver Kayla Mendoza was arrested and charged with DUI Manslaughter and several other charges in the deaths of Marisa Catronio and Kaitlyn Ferrante, CBS 4 News is learning new information about Mendoza’s actions the night before the crash.
Five months after a wrong way wreck on the Sawgrass Expressway which claimed two lives, the driver who reportedly caused the crash has been charged.
The driver accused of crashing into another car on the Sawgrass Expressway while traveling the wrong direction has been arrested, months after the crash.
Preventing wrong way crashes on Florida’s highways is the focus of a pilot program already underway along an 18-mile stretch of the turnpike in Miami-Dade.
At least ten drivers called 911 in the early morning hours of November 17 to report seeing a wrong way driver blasting through traffic on the Sawgrass Expressway. The calls came in fast and furious, warning Coral Springs Police and Florida Highway Patrol troopers about a dangerous driver speeding down the highway.
Family members of two young women killed in a wrong-way crash last year on the Sawgrass Expressway are putting up a permanent reminder of their loss, in hopes of encouraging others to drive safe.