On Thursday, August 23rd, YouTuber Trevor "McSkillet" Heitmann was the cause of a crash that killed himself and two others in San Diego, California.
According to reports, the 18-year-old YouTuber, Trevor Heitmann, was driving his $200,000 black McLaren 650S sports car at 100 mph when the deadly crash occurred. It has been confirmed by the San Diego Coroner that Heitmann was driving in the wrong direction of traffic when he crashed his car into an SUV carrying 43-year-old mother Aileen Pizarro and 12-year-old daughter Aryana Pizarro.
GoFundMe set up for mother and daughter killed in crash with CS:GO YouTuber McSkillet hits five times original target.— DEXERTO - Trending Esports, Gaming & Social Media (@Dexerto) August 25, 2018
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All three people involved died in the crash, the mother, daughter and the famous YouTuber.
It's also been suggested by McSkillet's fans, that he was speeding and intended to crash by driving against traffic so that she could die by suicide. Fans believe that the YouTuber wanted to die by suicide after struggling with mental health.
Always check up on ur friends. Never assume someone u haven’t spoken to in awhile is ok. Never make a selfish fucked up choice out of your own uncontrollable feelings. Get help when u feel it’s needed. Rest easy McSkillet and the victims. This wasn’t him, something changed him.— Luna (@Lunaa) August 25, 2018
The YouTuber has almost 1 million subscribers. He's currently sitting at 880,035 subscribers. His channel was dedicated to gaming. Heitmann was also known as the "King Of Skins" for designing and selling custom gaming skins in Counter Strike: Global Offensive.
CHP has not identified the teenage driver who was killed driving the wrong way on the freeway with a mother and daughter in San Diego, but some online are claiming it was popular Youtuber 'OG McSkillet.' Here's his McLaren from a video in December. @10News https://t.co/ZyCPEMrrbI pic.twitter.com/DmusCz7kgW— Travis Rice (@10NewsTravis) August 24, 2018
He was banned from the game earlier this year due to a gambling scandal that involved his custom content. After he was banned from the game, he stopped posting on his YouTube channel. This also reportedly led to his depression.
The latest video posted on his YouTube page was posted 5 months ago.
Thanks to our firefighters, medics, @SanDiegoPD & CHP for putting out the fire and providing compassionate care to those involved in this horrific crash. WB Miramar Rd to NB I-805 re-opened to traffic. pic.twitter.com/ZvEhGpvJ7c— SDFD (@SDFD) August 24, 2018
On the day of the deadly car crash, San Diego police confirmed that Heitmann was in another incident before he died. Witnesses confirmed that he allegedly drove his McLaren through the gate of Ashley Falls Elementary School.
He apparently got out of his car, smashed a window in the school's building and then got back into his car and sped off. During the incident, witnesses said that they tried to slow him down by standing in front of the car and motioning for him to stop but it didn't stop him. They said that he kept accelerating and if they didn't move, they would've gotten run over.