A 21-year-old Florida woman who dubbed herself the “pothead princess” apologized for a wrong-way collision that left two women dead last year.
Kayla Mendoza says she has no memory of the crash, but she’s sorry for the fatal mistake she made getting behind the wheel Nov. 17.
At some point that night she tweeted “2 drunk 2 care.”
"I wish there was something I could say to make up for what happened," Kayla Mendoza told Inside Edition in an interview airing Wednesday night. "But no matter how many 'sorrys,' apologies, tears I cry — no matter how much I hate myself for what happened, nothing I say will change anything.”
Receipts show that Mendoza, 20 at the time, had two margaritas and two other drinks containing tequila at a restaurant called the Tijuana Taxi Company. The receipt didn’t show she ate anything.
As part of a civil suit filed by the victims’ families, they note the receipt shows about $60 worth of drinks bought and possibly consumed by Mendoza in a 2-hour period.
At 1:45 a.m. on Nov. 17, she entered the Sawgrass Expressway going the wrong way and when she plowed her Hyundai Sonata into a Toyota Camry, killing Kaitlyn Ferrante and Marisa Catronio, both 21.
Mendoza had a blood-alcohol level of 0.15. The legal limit is 0.08.
The crash killed Kaitlyn Ferrante and Marisa Catronio, both 21.
In the weeks before the crash, Mendoza tweeted bragging about her “pothead princess” lifestyle and at one point. She says her “2 Drunk 2 Care” tweet has been taken out of context.
"It did not mean, 'I'm too drunk to care,'" Mendoza explains. "'I'm going to get in my car now and wherever the hell I end up, that's it.' No. It was directed to my boyfriend. That's the only person that it was for."
"How I ended up on the Sawgrass Expressway, I wish I knew," she says.