Who is Katherine Colabella?
Katherine Colabella is an ex-porn star who admitted to mowing down a pastor while she was driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol before fleeing the scene to go visit a celebrity friend. She was arrested in Miami Beach and charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving serious bodily injury.
Authorities said on the night of March 25 Colabella was driving on the MacArthur Causeway when she struck the Rev. Noé Aguilar.
On body cam footage, hit & run suspect Katherine Colabella says she visited The Weeknd’s creative director, La Mar Taylor at the Continuum, leaving her smashed car w/valet. The ex-porn actress is accused of critically injuring a pastor biking home to his family. @wsvn #Exclusive pic.twitter.com/LKT1PuOl1X
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Colabella, of Cooper City, went by the stage name ‘Kitty Bella’ during her adult entertainment career.
How old is Katherine Colabella?
Katherine Colabella is 31 years old as of the year 2021.
Katherine Colabella Hit and Run
After hitting the victim, instead of stopping to help the injured father-of-two, police say Colabella kept driving to the Continuum skyscraper, where she met up with La Mar C. Taylor, the creative director for a pop star The Weeknd. Police on Friday released a video showing paramedics treating Aguilar at the scene of the crash. He was transported to a hospital with a serious head injury and placed in a medically-induced coma.
Another video showed Colabella explaining her side of the story to detectives the next day after a valet at Continuum noticed the broken windshield and dented hood on her Mercedes Benz. Colabella told detectives that she had been drinking before the crash, and left the scene because she panicked.
Employees at Continuum described Colabella as ‘looking like she was drunk’, according to the police report.
The valet who noticed her damaged car had called police that night to have it towed from the premises.
Body-camera footage showed Colabella stopping by the police station on March 26 to inquire about her car.
Katherine Colabella Miami
She is seen taking swigs of water between sentences as she described going to the skyscraper to visit her ‘celebrity friend’, Taylor. Colabella was arrested after and charged with one count of leaving the scene of an accident involving serious bodily injury, and one count of reckless driving with serious bodily injury.
She was released on a $7,500 bond. Court records show a public defender representing Colabella entered a plea of not guilty on April 6.
A trial hearing is scheduled for June 28.
Katherine Colabella Footage
The other video released by police showed Aguilar’s broken bicycle and paramedics treating him on the scene. Aguilar, of the Pentecostal Church of God, suffered a head injury requiring brain surgery, and was placed in a medically induced coma, members of his family reported.
They launched a Gofundme to help pay for the pastor’s medical bills.
‘My dad is normally, like, a caring person who cares about his family,’ his daughter Genesis told WSVN. ‘I just don’t like, for me, to him hurt like that. It’s very painful to me that he’s not here with us. My dad is a very special man to me because he’s very caring.’
Aguilar eventually woke up from his coma and was able to speak to family, Local 10 reported, although he remains hospitalized.