At approximately 1:45 am this past Sunday, 20-year-old Kayla Mendoza drove onto the Sawgrass Expressway in Broward County, Florida - driving the wrong way. Soon after, she slammed head-on into another car, killing both people inside.
This incredibly sad story has an interesting social media twist, as a tweet from Mendoza just hours before the fatal crash strongly suggests that she was drunk at the time of the accident. At 11:03 pm Saturday, Mendoza tweeted that she was "2 drunk 2 care." In less than three hours, she would take the life of two women and land herself in critical condition.
2 drunk 2 care
— Kaila Mendoza (@highimkaila) November 17, 2013
According to the Miami New Times, Mendoza hit a Toyota Camry carrying two women - one of which was pronounced dead at the scene and another who died of her injuries at the hospital. Mendoza herself is still fighting for her life.
Chubby fingers pic.twitter.com/gqbRel2oTs
— Kaila Mendoza (@highimkaila) November 15, 2013
2 high 2 care
— Kaila Mendoza (@highimkaila) November 13, 2013
I really am so baked right now
— Kaila Mendoza (@highimkaila) November 3, 2013
It's clear that Mendoza had a history of publicly broadcasting her exploits via Twitter, and if she does survive, it's likely that her ominous tweet will be a major factor in any charges she might face.
This story should sound familiar, which is pretty depressing. Last year, a California man died in a brutal wreck moments after tweeting "Drunk af going 120 drifting corners #FuckIt YOLO."
Image via Twitter