Aryana Pizarro, 12, and her 43-year-old mother Aileen Pizarro were killed by YouTube star Trevor “McSkillet” Heitmann in a firey crash in Southern California on Thursday.
The wrong way driver in a deadly crash on a busy Southern California interstate Thursday death of a 43-year-old woman and her 12-year-old daughter is identified as a popular gaming YouTube personality.
Reports say that Trevor Heitmann, 18, Carmel Valley, was driving a 2014 McLaren sports car at more than 100 miles per hour on Interstate 805 in San Diego to 4:30 p.m. when he hit a Hyundai SUV head-on Fox 5 San Diego Friday reported. He, too, was killed.
Heitmann, known simply as “McSkillet,” rose to prominence in the online community around the popular game Counter Strike: Global Offensive.” He also had a YouTube channel with more than 900,000 subscribers, to the station.
#BREAKING 3 people have been confirmed dead in what witnesses are calling a wrong way crash on the Northbound 805. pic.twitter.com/QeMX7NF6H2
— Kristen Shanahan (@k_shan7) August 24, 2018
He last posted five months ago, but in a video in December he showed off his McLaren, BuzzFeed News Friday reported.
Trevor “McSkillet” Heitmann posted a video of his 2014 McLaren sports car in December.
The crash involved any other vehicles, and stopped the rush hour traffic on the 805 just south of Interstate 5.
“People were running around … and someone was on the ground,” the driver Mariwan Hama told The Los Angeles Times. “They were trying to help him, he was raising his hand, and they were just to him.”
The woman who was killed Aileen Pizarro, Fox 5 Friday reported. Her daughter was Aryana Pizarro. She was at the beginning of the seventh grade.
Air Force reservist Dominic Pizarro, 22, described in his response to the loss of his mother and sister.
#UPDATE: former classmates say that the 18-year-old driving a high end sports car in the fatal I-805 pileup Thursday was the popular YouTube personality Trevor “McSkillet” Heitman, although officials have not confirmed his identity.https://t.co/E3UM6n5X00 pic.twitter.com/hCjfiieUie
— FOX 5 San Diego (@fox5sandiego) – August 24, 2018
“There is a lot in my head,” he told the station. “There are points where — in the beginning — I hit the front of my car, I was crying, I had tears. And then at the same time I would have a minute of clarity and I would sit back and say: I’m so happy that both went, not one, not another, not a coma or something that is so difficult for them to handle.”
The family has started a GoFundMe page to raise money for the funeral costs and additional expenses.
Thirty minutes before the crash, Heitmann crashed thrugh the gates of a Carmel Valley elementary school, the station reported.
Before that, his father called the police to report that his son had marched in the McLaren after hitting a car for the family in the process, to the station.