The woman who allegedly drove drunk and crashed a vehicle full of young girls on the West Side Highway—killing her daughter's 11-year-old friend—is reportedly so upset that she's on suicide watch. A sourced tells the Daily News, "The first thing she says to anyone who walks into her room is that she deserves to die. That she is going to kill herself. She's not doing well right now."
However, the victim's father doesn't want her to die. Lenny Rosado, who is grieving young Leandra's death (she was thrown from the car and died shortly after the crash), said, "Taking her own life would be a waste. I'm going to be thinking about it the rest of my life - what my daughter was thinking about when that car was tumbling. So should she."
Huertas, 31, faces vehicular manslaughter and DWI charges. Huertas allegedly joked about her driving when the girls became concerned with swerving. And today, one of the passengers in the car, Kayla Fernandez, 11, tells the Post that prior to getting into the car she told Huertas' daughter Brittany, "Your mom looks drunk." Brittany replied, "No, her eyes would be closed."