The fake driver in a burning accident on a busy Southern California Interstate Thursday that killed a 43-year-old woman and her 12-year-old daughter was identified as a popular YouTube personality.
Reports say Trevor Heitmann, 18, of Carmel Valley, drove a 2014 McLaren sports car at more than 100 mph on Interstate 805 in San Diego at 4:30 pm When he hit a Hyundai SUV head-on, Fox reported 5 to San Diego on Friday. He was also killed.
Heitmann, simply known as "McSkillet", became known in the online community for the popular video game "Counter Strike: Global Offensive". He also had a YouTube channel with nearly 900,000 subscribers, according to the station.
He last posted five months ago, but in a video in December he showed his McLaren, Buzzfeed News reported Friday.
The crash affects other vehicles and stopped rush hour traffic on the 805 south of Interstate 5.
"People were running around … and someone was on the ground," said motorist Mariwan Hama Los Angeles Times. "They tried to help him, he raised his hand and they just surrounded him."
The woman who was killed was Aileen Pizarro, Fox 5 reported on Friday. Her daughter was Aryana Pizarro. She was about to start seventh grade.
Air Force reservist Dominic Pizarro, 22, described his reaction to the loss of his mother and sister.
"There's a lot in my head," he told the station. "There are points where – at the beginning – I hit the front of my car, I cried, I had tears and then I would have a minute of clarity and I would sit back and say that I am I'm so glad both have left, not one, not the other, no coma or anything that would be so difficult for them. "
The family started a GoFundMe site to raise money for funeral expenses and additional expenses.
Thirty minutes before the crash, Heitmann crashed through the gates of a primary school in the Carmel Valley, the station reported.
Prior to this, his father had called the police to report that his son had crashed into the McLaren after a family car in the process, according to the station.