Documents: Fatal van crash suspect didn't feel 'so bad'

The 18-year-old driver charged with killing a woman in Hempstead Tuesday says she didn?t ?feel so bad? because the victim was old, according to court documents.

Police say Kayla Gerdes was high on painkillers when she crashed a van into a house in Hempstead, killing Rebecca Twine-Wright, who was gardening in her front yard.

According to the documents, Gerdes made the following statement 16 hours after her arrest:

"The thing that made me not feel so bad was she was old. I mean, 70 years is a long time to live. I want to see a newspaper or the news to see what I look like.?

She pleaded not guilty to vehicular manslaughter and was ordered held on $200,000 bond.

AP contributed to this story.

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