Despite driving drunk and causing a crash that killed one woman, a Florida woman smiled wide for her mugshot, drawing outrage from grieving family members.
According to a local CBS affiliate, Angenette Marie Welk may face a DUI manslaughter charge after the accident that took place in Marion County last week.
The Florida Highway Patrol says Welk rear-ended a car, causing it to be sandwiched between Welk’s car and a tractor-trailer.
The driver of the car Welk rear-ended, 18-year-old Shiyanne Kroll, suffered minor injuries, but her mother, 60-year-old Sandra Clarkson, who was the passenger, suffered critical injuries and died days later. The truck driver was not injured.
Troopers said Welk was arrested at the scene of the crash on charges of DUI, DUI with property damage and DUI with great bodily harm. FHP officials said they are working with the state attorney’s office to upgrade Welk’s charge to DUI manslaughter.
Records show that Welk had problems following instructions during a field sobriety test, her breath smelled of alcohol and her blood alcohol content was .172, which is more than twice the legal limit.
NEW: FHP says they are working with the state attorney to upgrade charges against Angenette Welk, 44 , seen smiling in her mugshot after FHP says she rammed into a back of a car of an 18 year old daughter and mom. Family tells me mom, Sandra Clarkson, died Monday @news6wkmg pic.twitter.com/4RrgM3t1J8
— Nadeen Yanes (@NadeenNews6) May 16, 2018
Speaking to police, Welk said she crashed because she reached down to pick up the phone she dropped.
“Our lives are changed forever,” said Clarkson’s other daughter, Keonna Sciacca.
Both Sciacca and Kroll said they were appalled by Welk’s mugshot, where she gives a wide smile.
“That disgusts me and that means she has no remorse for what she did at all and I hope that judge sees that picture and says the same thing,” Kroll said.
Watch WKMG’s report below:
Featured image via screen grab