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A Maryland mother awaiting trial for DUI died, along with her passenger, in a car crash not long after reportedly posting a video to social media showing her in her sports car under the caption "Imma kill it on the high way."
Stephanie Angelica Vasquez, 25, was driving a 2020 Toyota Supra when it collided with a 2001 Honda Accord on Wednesday evening in an intersection, according to a press release from the Montgomery County Police.
Vasquez was pronounced deceased at the scene along with her passenger Jonathan Charkas, 35. The driver of the Accord, who was identified as Heriberto Santos Gonzalez, 40, was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. Two passengers in his car were also transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. Three unoccupied parked vehicles were also damaged in the chaotic scene. Citizens can be seen onlooking the collision site and the shattered yellow Supra.
Police noted that "investigators believe that the Supra’s speed may have contributed to this collision."
The deadly crash came on the heels of a DUI and gun possession trial for Vasquez, which was scheduled for Friday, WJLA reports. She had been stopped in early August by an unmarked police cruiser who “observed a person driving recklessly and committing numerous traffic violations,” according to a police press release.
That officer believed that “in addition to her already observed erratic driving behavior, she was exhibiting signs of alcohol impairment” and she was arrested after failing sobriety tests. A loaded handgun was also found in the glove compartment of her car, according to police. She was prohibited from possessing a firearm due to a prior conviction.
Her Instagram featured numerous pictures of fancy cars. Not long before the crash, she reportedly posted several videos to her Instagram story in a yellow vehicle resembling the smashed Supra, the Daily Mail reports. One caption read, “Imma kill it on the high way [sic].”
Vasquez leaves behind at least one child.
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