Katrina Henry had overdosed on drugs and was asleep at the wheel when she crashed her car into a parked vehicle in Waukesha, around 20 miles from Milwaukee, on March 21st. After the crash, a passerby recorded video footage of Henry sitting in her car, with her head thrown back and her mouth agape, looking like she was dead. The video was posted to the Facebook page of Jon Adams and quickly went viral on social media.

Wisconsin woman crashes her car after overdosing

According to a report by Fox 59, at that time, Henry was addicted to Percocet, along with other drugs.

She told WITI that at the time, she thought she had snorted cocaine, but it turns out the drug was also laced with fentanyl. In the grip of her addiction, she had crashed her car into the parked vehicle and was unresponsive after overdosing, until paramedics brought her back with a dose of Narcan.

According to Henry, the negative publicity that emanated from the viral video has now given her a second chance at life. In an interview with WITI, she said she was a “good kid” until she became addicted to Percocet and the other drugs and without the shock of that video, she would not have taken the incident seriously.

In the interview Henry said she doesn’t drink. She said she likes to paint, to draw and to work out.

In fact she said she was a cheerleader throughout her high school years. On leaving school, she had an internship and did research with her professor. Henry said she always held down a minimum of two jobs and considered herself successful.

However, Henry said she doesn’t remember much of the day when she had the crash, but she said medics took her to hospital, where she was handcuffed to a bed.

According to Henry, she overdosed and died.

Viral video of her overdosing saved her life

She went on to say she would have probably never realized she needed any form of treatment until the video went viral, drawing harsh reactions on social media. She also said she is grateful that she hit the car, because otherwise she would probably have died on the spot from the drug overdose, because no one would have found her.

Henry said she was very embarrassed by the video and the attention it received, but since that time, she has started receiving treatment for her addiction and has reportedly been clean for three weeks. She said in the WITI interview that she had always told herself she would never end up like she did, adding that talking about it makes you feel better, like you are not alone. Saying that previously she had felt hopeless, worthless and alone, now with help she is feeling much better. Henry said she was brought back from the Drug overdose for a reason and she intends to live up to her full potential.