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Teen Driving Wrong Way Kills 12-Year-Old Girl And Her Mother

by Oregon Herald Staff. Saturday August 25, 2018    3:04 AM

An 18-year-old believed to have caused a deadly wrong-way crash on a California freeway was identified Friday as Trevor J. Heitmann, a YouTube personality who had a large audience and customer base in the video game industry.

Heitmann died when the 2014 McLaren 650S he was driving entered the wrong way on the northbound 805 freeway in San Diego and collided with a 2010 Hyundai SUV carrying a 43-year-old woman and her 12-year-old daughter. They both died in Thursday's fiery crash.

Heitmann was a San Diego resident, officials said, and a local private school, La Jolla Country Day, lists him as a former student. Killed were mother and daughter, Aileen (mother) and Aryana Pizarro.

It was a fiery crash that killed three people just as the Thursday evening rush-hour commute was underway, according to the California Highway Patrol.KNSD The British-built McLaren, which retails for nearly $460,000 new, "disintegrated," despite having an ultra-strong carbon fiber core, said California Highway Patrol Officer Jake Sanchez in a Friday news conference. The SUV was so badly burned, investigators couldn't determine whether the seat belts had been employed, he said.

Authorities said they believe, based on witness reports, that the McLaren was traveling at least 100 mph.

Heitmann, known as McSkillet on his 878,001-subscriber YouTube channel, used video clips to market "skins," which are decorations for virtual guns and knives. Last year he posted a video flaunting the black McLaren.

Aileen Pizarro's 22-year-old son Dominic said the two lived in San Diego's College Area. Aileen was a marriage and family therapist and Aryana was set to start seventh grade on Monday at the Creative Performing and Media Arts School.

The mother and daughter were headed to Orange County Thursday when 18-year-old Carmel Valley resident Trevor Heitmann, a popular YouTube personality known as "McSkillet," hit them head-on as he sped down the highway in the wrong direction in a 2014 McLaren sports car.

When they didn't return from their trip, 19-year-old brother Angelo Pizarro started to Google for information about crashes on the freeways where they might have traveled.

"The fact is that three people lost their life and my heart is broken for all of them," Anthony Brennan, who identified himself as a friend and business partner of Heitmann's, said on Twitter. "I pray that they are all in a better place and for their family and friends and loved ones. You never know what's happening in someone's life and it will take time to understand this whole thing."


Photo: Mother and daughter Aileen and Aryana Pizarro killed by rabid driver.
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