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.
The 20-year-old woman who allegedly killed two Coral Springs women while driving the wrong way on a South Florida expressway last November was driving at nearly twice the legal blood alcohol limit, according to a Florida Highway Patrol search warrant filed Tuesday.
The wrong-way driver accused of causing a deadly accident on the Sawgrass Expressway early Sunday morning doesn’t even have a valid driver’s license.
The wrong-way driver who caused a deadly accident on the Sawgrass Expressway early Sunday morning tweeted just two hours before the accident, “2 drunk 2 care.”
An emotional candlelight vigil was held in the Coral Springs community–just one step in the grieving process for more than a hundred friends and family that packed a small park, right across the street where victim Marisa Catronio lived.
It’s a story upsetting for any parent. Their kids heading home are involved in an accident and now we are learning this has happened before on the same stretch of roadway.