Kayla Mendoza sat in a cramped room at the North Broward Detention Facility, surrounded by attorneys last August. For hours bared her soul about the deadly wrong way crash that she is accused of causing.
The families of two young women killed in a head-on collision on the Sawgrass Expressway last year said the employer of the woman accused of causing the crash should be held accountable.
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.