Wrong-Way Crash Claims Second Young Life


Marisa Catronio and Kaitlyn Ferrante

By: Sharon Aron Baron

A second victim had succumbed to injuries from last weekend’s collision on the Sawgrass Expressway.

Kaitlyn Nicole Ferrante, 21, suffered from severe head injuries after the accident and was kept on life support while in the hospital.

Thursday morning, she was pronounced dead.

mendozatwitterFerrante and her best friend Marisa Catronio, both of Coral Springs, were returning home Sunday at 1:45 a.m. when driver Kayla Mendoza, 20, was heading the wrong way on the Sawgrass Expressway and slammed into them between University and Coral Ridge Drive.

Catronio was pronounced dead on the scene.

The story takes an even more disturbing turn as the Miami New Times reported that Mendoza tweeted just two hours before the accident that she was “2 drunk two care.”

Mendoza’s Twitter handle was @highimkaila, and in the description, she is described as the “pothead princess.”

Mendoza had previously tweeted thoughts like, “Can’t deal with people that don’t have their *expletive* together,” and a picture of a hand holding what appears to be a marijuana cigarette.

On November 12, Mendoza tweeted, “2 high 2 care,” and on November 2, “I really am so baked right now.”

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Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron
Editor of Talk Media and writer for Coral Springs Talk. CST was created in 2012 to provide News, Views, and Entertainment for the residents of Coral Springs and the rest of South Florida.

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