News about the horrific incident only went public on Saturday afternoon.
The 18-year-old viral star, born Trevor Heitmann, was reportedly driving his black McLaren 650S at close to 100 miles per hour south into oncoming traffic in the northbound carpool lane near University City on the I-805 highway.
The vehicle struck a 2010 Hyundai SUV, causing it to burst into flames.
An unidentified 43-year old woman and her child died in the accident.
The California Highway Patrol confirmed the fatal crash took place on Thursday around 4:30 p.m. on August 23.
All three victims were pronounced dead at the scene, with The San Diego Medical Examiner reporting that Heitmann died due to “blunt force trauma.”
Heitmann is a wildly beloved presence on YouTube.
He has close to 900,000 subscribers on his channel.
The teenager first rose to popularity as a player of Counter Strike: Global Offensive, a first person video game.
He was later known for trading "skins," which are digital files used to customize the appearance of the game's players.
Incredibly, and very disturbingly, this car accident took place about 30 minutes after Heitmann also crashed his sports car into a gate at Ashley Falls Elementary School, San Diego Police have said.
After crashing through the gate, Heitmann exited his car and smashed a window at the school.
This is a photo from the scene of the deadly crash::
According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, the crash impacted almost a dozen automobiles caught in rush hour traffic, with “multiple vehicles on fire,” CHP Officer Mary Bailey told the newspaper.
One individual was reportedly seriously injured but is expected to survive.
“People were running around … and someone was on the ground,” an eyewitness told this publication of what transpired on the highway, adding:
“They were trying to help him, he was raising his hand, and they were just surrounding him.”
It's unclear right now whether or not McSkillet intentionally drove the wrong way down this road.
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