• Snape drove onto the sidewalk and hit 75-year-old judge Sandra Feuerstein 
  • She also injured a six-year-old boy who was treated for non-life-threatening injuries
  • Snape started screaming and fighting with medics when placed in an ambulance

A 23-year-old woman, who killed a New York federal judge and injured a 6-year-old boy after swerving her car onto a sidewalk, told medics that she was "Harry Potter."

The hit-and-run incident happened in Boca Raton, Florida, Friday, and the driver of the vehicle, Nastasia Snape, has been charged with vehicular homicide, reports The Palm Beach Post.

Snape was allegedly driving a red two-door sedan erratically near the intersection of North Ocean Boulevard when she veered onto the sidewalk and hit 75-year-old judge Sandra Feuerstein of Long Island.

She then drove back to the road before hitting the boy on a crosswalk. The child, identified as Anthony Ovchinnikov, was rushed to the hospital. He was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and then released.

Police said Snape then fled into neighboring Delray Beach, where she crashed. "Police who responded to the second crash initially thought Snape was unconscious, but then saw her begin to convulse or have seizure-like movements," the police report said.

Not only did she refuse to make eye contact with the police officers, but was also "not moving around as the typical person would be who had just been involved in a crash."

She was put in an ambulance but started screaming and fighting with medics, saying she was "Harry Potter," the police report said.

Snape was referring to the fictional character in the renowned series by J.K. Rowling.

However, when questioned, Snape said: "I wasn't in a crash." Police later recovered small containers labeled "THC cannabis" and a synthetic drug called T salts from Snape. "The latter is commonly known to cause erratic excited delirium-like behavior," the police report said.

She was then charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving injury, leaving the scene of a crash involving death and vehicular homicide, each count carrying a $20,000 bond. She has been booked into the Palm Beach County Jail early Saturday morning.

Meanwhile, the US Attorney's Office for the East District of New York offered condolences to Feuerstein's family on Saturday evening.

"As we mourn her tragic death, we also remember Judge Feuerstein’s unwavering commitment to justice and service to the people of our district and our nation," Acting U.S. Attorney Mark J. Lesko said.

Feuerstein was appointed to the federal bench by President George W Bush after 16 years as a New York state judge. Feuerstein's mother Annette Elstein too was a judge and the pair is believed to be the first mother-daughter duo to be judges.

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