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Florida woman wears large grin after fatal DWI crash

May 19, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Florida woman wears large grin after fatal DWI crash

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Florida woman wears a large smile after fatal DWI crash

A Florida woman flashed a cheerful grin in her mug shot — despite the fact that she may face manslaughter charges for her fatal DWI crash crashing, which resulted in the death of a 60-year-old woman.

The accident took place in Ocala before noon on May 10th, when Agenette Marie Welk crashed into the back of a Hyundai Elantra with her 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche on US Route 27.

The collision sent the Hyundai — driven by Shiyanne Kroll, 18, accompanied by her mother, Sandra Clarkson, who was in the passenger seat — flying toward a tractor-trailer in front of them, according to Click2 Orlando.

Kroll’s vehicle became partly wedged under the trailer, which had horses inside.

She sustained minor injuries, while Clarkson was critically wounded and died four days later at Orlando Regional Medical Center.

The victim had just celebrated her 60th birthday the day prior.

Welk, 44, was taken into custody on the scene on DUI, DUI with property damage and DUI with significant bodily harm charges. She was released after she posted $10,000 bond.

Florida Highway Patrol officers are working with prosecutors to enhance those charges to DUI manslaughter after Clarkson’s death.

Welk reportedly smelled of alcohol and had issues following directions during a field sobriety test. Her blood alcohol level was .172 — over twice the legal limit.

She told police she crashed because she dropped her phone in the car.

Kroll and her sister Keonna Sciacca were horrified over the happy-looking mugshot.

“That disgusts me, and she has no remorse for what she did, and I hope that judge sees that picture and says the same thing,” Kroll stated.

Clarkson experienced a stroke as a result of the crash, which also left her paralyzed and brain-dead. She was removed from a ventilator Monday.

“Our lives changed forever,” Sciacca said. “It’s wrecked our family forever, not just temporarily; this was a permanent thing.”

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