Woman Says She’s Remorseful for Drunk Driving Crash that Killed Two in Florida
CORAL SPRINGS, FL. – According to an online news report from theepochtimes.com, a woman who was involved in a drunk driving crash in Florida almost six years ago says she is remorseful for the accident. The crash killed two people and landed the woman in jail for more than 20 years.*
On the night of November 16, 2013, Kayla Mendoza, a 20-year-old woman, was driving a Hyundai Sonata in the wrong direction on the Sawgrass Expressway in Coral Springs, Florida in November 2013. She was reportedly traveling more than 100 mph at the time, and she ended up crashing head-on into a Toyota Camry. Mendoza was drunk when the accident occurred.
The Epoch Times reports that two women, both age 21, who were riding in the Toyota died from their injuries. The passenger tragically died at the scene, according to the report, and the driver died after being taken to Broward Health North Medical Center.
Mendoza sustained two broken legs and head injuries in the accident, according to The Epoch Times, and her blood alcohol level was found to be almost double the legal limit. She was criminally charged in connection with the wreck. During their investigation, prosecutors discovered that in the minutes leading up to the deadly crash, Mendoza had posted a message on Twitter that said, “2 drunk 2 care.”
Mendoza pleaded guilty to charges of DUI manslaughter and was sentenced in 2015 to 24 years in prison. During her sentencing and since, she has expressed remorse for the accident, saying that she thinks about the victims every day and has “no excuses” for her actions.
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