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A woman charged in November's deadly head-on collision on the Sawgrass Expressway was served two large fish bowl-sized margaritas earlier that evening and tweeted "2 Drunk 2 Care" just minutes before the crash, according to a report by authorities released this week.
The Florida Highway Patrol’s investigative report says that Kayla Mendoza, 20 at the time, was driving a white Hyundai the wrong way on the highway last November when she slammed into a red car being driven by Kaitlyn Ferrante and her best friend Marisa Catronio, who both died.
According to the report, before the crash, Mendoza had gone out to a bar after work with her colleagues from a T-Mobile store. Her boss, manager Marcelo Bruzzo, told the FHP that Kayla told the restaurant she was underage, and while others were ordering, she asked him, “Do you think I will get served?”
The FHP report said Bruzzo told Mendoza that if she got kicked out for whatever reason, “it is not my responsibility.” Mendoza went on to get served the two large fish bowl-sized margaritas and paid for them with her credit card.
Bruzzo went on to tell investigators that he took Mendoza to her car and that she appeared to be “okay.” Police say in the next few minutes, she tweeted “2 Drunk 2 Care.” Shortly after she tweeted that message, she was driving with a blood alcohol level twice the legal limit, according to police.
Mendoza, who called herself the "pot princess" on Twitter, ended up traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes and missed several vehicles before slamming into Catronio’s car.
Mendoza faces charges of DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide for the accident.