Hit-and-run driver kills federal judge, seriously injures 6-year-old boy in Boca Raton
Driver acted erratically, claimed to be ‘Harry Potter’, police say
A federal judge was killed and a 6-year-old boy seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash Friday morning in Boca Raton.
Boca Raton police arrived at the scene of the crash at 10:22 a.m. Friday.
Police said the driver, who was unknown at that time, was traveling north approaching the intersection of 4000 North Ocean Boulevard and Northwest 40th Street in a red two-door sedan.
According to an arrest report, the driver was driving erratically and went around stopped traffic and up onto the sidewalk, where she struck two pedestrians.
One victim was Sandra Feuerstein, 75, a federal judge based out of New York, and the other victim was a 6-year-old boy.
Feuerstein was taken to Delray Medical Center, where she died of her injuries. The boy was seriously injured.
Delray Beach police were first at the scene and observed Nastasia Andranie Snape, 23, behind the wheel of the car and was apparently unconscious.
The officer said as he approached her vehicle he could see her begin to convulse or have seizure-like movements.
Snape exited the vehicle and as the officer attempted to question her she would not respond to him and “stared into space.”
The officer said Snape stated she was okay, but did not make eye contact or move around as the typical person would be who had just been involved in a crash.
Once she was placed inside of an ambulance, police said, Snape began to scream and fight with medics, stating she was “Harry Potter.”
Medics had to administer 400mg of Ketamine to calm her down.
When police searched her purse for identification, they found several small containers containing a common synthetic designer drug called “T” salts, as well as rolling papers.
Police said that “T” salts are commonly known to cause erratic excited delirium-like behavior.