Some people just don’t know when to shut their stupid mouths. Megan Merkel, 23, the Upstate woman who (allegedly) drunkenly killed a teacher in a tragic car wreck over the weekend, certainly fits that mold.
On Sunday, just hours after killing 40-year-old teacher Heather Boyum — a mother of two children — who was riding her bike on the shoulder of the road Merkel and her boyfriend were barreling down after admittedly drinking all night, Merkel took to Facebook to let the world know that if you blame her for Boyum’s death you can “suck a dick and choke on it.”
Merkel continued her classless reaction to killing a young mother by appearing on a Rochester radio station yesterday, where she explains the accident by saying her ex-boyfriend Mark Scerbo was to blame because he was “being a retard” and recklessly passing the car she was driving on his motorcycle and popping wheelies before running down Boyum.
Police say Scerbo — who was released from prison (where he served time for, wait for it… DWI) just days before the wreck — was repeatedly passing Merkel’s car to do wheelies on his bike as the two barreled down Route 250 in Penfield, a suburb of Rochester, about 7:45 a.m. Sunday.
Also on Route 250 Sunday morning was 40-year-old Boyum — a mother of two children — who was riding her bike on the shoulder of the road.
As Scerbo again passed Merkel to do yet another wheelie, he hit Boyum, throwing her from her bike. Then Merkel ran her over — before fleeing the scene.
Scerbo was taken to a local hospital, where he’s getting treated for “serious injuries.” Boyum was taken to the same hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Just to reiterate, Merkel and her ex-boyfriend were allegedly drunk at 7:45 in the morning. Additionally, she has children — of whom she thankfully does not have custody. For reasons she can’t explain, at 23, Merkel has no job — when asked if there was a reason for her lack of employment, the twerp tells the radio station
“no…not at all.”
As one of the hosts points out in the interview, the pictures on Facebook of Merkel doing bong hits probably isn’t helping her employment situation.
The radio hosts asked Merkel whether she’s reached out to Boyum’s family to offer her condolences. She responds by saying “no…I don’t know how to do it.”
Well, posting something like “Just want to offer my condolences to the family of Heather Boyum” on Facebook might be a start. Merkel, however, went with “suck a dick and choke on it.”
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 1, 2012