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YouTube Gamer McSkillet Crashes Car, Killing Himself & Two Other People

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YouTube gamer Trevor “McSkillet” Heitmann is dead after causing a high-speed car accident that also killed two other people. According to the Los Angeles Times, the 18-year-old YouTuber drove his McLaren 650S sports car the wrong way down a San Diego highway going over 100MPH on Thursday, August 23. He collided with an oncoming SUV, which was carrying a 43-year-old woman and her 12-year-old daughter, causing both vehicles to go up in flames and resulting in all three passengers’ deaths. A fourth person was seriously injured, as well, but is expected to survive.

A person who witnessed the crash told the outlet, “People were running around…and someone was on the ground. They were trying to help him. H was raising his hand and they were just surrounding him.”

Mirror Online reports that the crash was an alleged suicide, as the teenager was suffering from mental health issues in the days prior, according to authorities.

Trevor made custom “skins” for guns and knives in the first-person shooter video game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), but was reportedly banned from selling them for allegedly being involved in a skin-gambling website. He allegedly lost hundreds of thousands of dollars as a result, which caused the mental health problems to escalate.

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San Diego Police Department

An incident took place at Ashley Falls School in San Diego about 30 minutes before the where a car matching the description of Trevor’s, according to a school spokesperson, “drove through the side gate and an individual got out of the car and threw an item at a door, breaking a window.”

People reports that the California Highway Patrol is investigating if this was an intentional crash, or if the tragedy was accidental.

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