YouTube Star “McSkillet” Causes Crash, Killing Himself and Two Others
Police are investigating a wrong-way car crash and accident caused by a YouTube star known as “McSkillet” that killed himself, a woman, and her 12-year-old daughter in San Diego this week, WCVB reported.
Details of the San Diego Head-On Collision and McSkillet’s Death
According to Officer Jake Sanchez, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol, the driver, whose real name is Trevor Heitman, was driving a black McLaren 650S in the wrong direction Thursday when it crashed head-on with an SUV in San Diego County.
Heitman, 18, was speeding when the crash occurred.
The San Diego Coroner confirmed that Heitmann was killed after crashing his car while driving in the wrong direc+tion, along with two others. The victims in the SUV were listed as a 43-year-old woman and a 12-year-old girl, but they were not named by authorities.
Heitman, under the name “McSkillet”, is a popular YouTube personality with almost 900,000 subscribers.
He first gained popularity as a player of Counter Strike: Global Offensive, a first-person video game. He was later known for trading “skins,” which are digital files used to customize the appearance of the game’s players.
Sanchez said it is also believed that Heitman was involved in an incident that took place earlier that day at an elementary school.
In a statement, Ashley Falls School said that on Thursday afternoon “a car drove through the side gate and an individual got out of the car and threw an item at a door, breaking a window.” No one was injured in that incident.
National Traffic Accident Statistics
According to the latest available data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
- 35,485 people were killed in auto accidents in the United States in 2016, marking a 5.6-percent increase from 2015.
- Of those killed in auto accidents in 2016:
- 22,639 were occupants of passenger vehicles
- 5,495 were pedestrians
- 5,029 were motorcyclists
- 829 were pedalcyclists
- 665 were occupants of large trucks
- 235 were listed as other or unknown
- Injury estimates for the year have not yet been made available.
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