Maryland mother with DUI charges showed off sports car on Instagram just before crash killed her and passenger
Stephanie Angelica Vasquez, 25, was reportedly earlier stopped on August 2 at 1.20 am when a police cruiser observed her driving recklessly and failed a sobriety test
A 25-year-old woman died in a multi-vehicle collision in Maryland just moments after posting videos of herself speeding in her sports car on Instagram. Stephanie Angelica Vasquez, of Kensington, crashed into a Honda Accord in Gaithersburg while driving a 2020 Toyota Supra late Wednesday night, the Daily Mail reported.
Vasquez posted several videos of herself posing in the yellow car just moments before the crash. In the caption, she ominously wrote: "Imma kill it on the high way."
35-year-old Jonathan Chakras, who was sitting in the passenger seat of the Supra, was also pronounced dead at the scene. Officers responded to the scene of the crash at around 6.30 pm upon receiving reports of a serious collision, detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police said in a Thursday release.
Vasquez had reportedly been driving along Muddy Branch Road when she crashed into the Accord that was trying to turn left onto eastbound West Deer Park Road. Police believe Vasquez had been speeding at the time, resulting in the deadly collision which led to three unoccupied parked vehicles also being damaged in the process.
40-year-old Heriberto Santos Gonzalez, the driver of the Accord, was rushed to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Two other men, who have not been identified, were also hospitalized due to serious injuries.
Authorities are still investigating the crash, while a number of online fundraising campaigns have been launched for Vasquez and the victims. Vasquez was reportedly stopped on August 2 at 1.20 am when a police cruiser observed her driving recklessly in Silver Spring, the Montgomery County Police Department revealed.
She failed a field sobriety test before officers at the scene discovered she had a handgun in her glove compartment. In fact, Vasquez was due in court on Friday after being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, transporting a loaded handgun in a vehicle, and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person in connection with the August 2 incident, WJLA reported.
On March 19, MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) reported how a California teen was released from prison following a drunk driving accident that claimed the life of her sister. Obdulia Sanchez, who was 18 years old when her 14-year-old sister Jaqueline died in the crash in which she was driving was released on parole after serving 26 months in prison. She was charged with vehicular manslaughter, DUI, and child endangerment. She was sentenced in February 2018. Her early release was credited to good behavior, according to a spokesperson from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
The incident took place in Los Banos in Merced County, near San Francisco on July 21, 2017. While driving the car with her sister and her sister's girlfriend Manuela Seja, Sanchez was live streaming on Instagram, footage of which shows her hands off the steering wheel at one point. According to a report in the Associated Press, the car she was driving "veered onto the shoulder of a road" and in an attempt to bring it back on track she lost control of the car and crashed it. Seja, who was 15 at the time was also injured.