Florida 'Pothead Princess' sentenced to 24 years for drunk driving fatal crash

The accident, which happened in 2013, claimed the life of 20-year-old Kaitlyn Ferrante and her friend, 21-year-old Marisa Catronio.


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Florida's 22-year-old "Pothead Princess" Kayla Mendoza was sentenced to 24 years in prison on Monday for causing a fatal crash on November 2013 while drunk.

The accident claimed the life of Kaitlyn Ferrante, 20, and her friend Marisa Catronio, 21.

In court, Mendoza burst into tears and said she thinks about them and regrets her choices every day.

Mendoza, at the time a Florida college student, Twitter exhibitionist and self-confessed pothead, sent out a tweet reading "2 drunk 2 care" hours before causing the horrific car crash.

According to reports, she had drunk two jumbo margaritas and the tweet was aimed at her boyfriend.

Whatever happened next, she began driving the wrong way down the dual carriage Sawgrass Expressway, the same road on which Kaitlyn Ferrante and her friend Marisa Catronio were also driving.

Catronio's red Camry smashed head-on into Mendoza's oncoming Hyundai Sonata around 1:45 a.m. Catronio died at the scene. Ferrante was rushed to the hospital, where she died.

In addition to 24 years in jail, Mendoza will never be allowed to drive again, and she'll have to serve six years on probation once out of prison.
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