California police say that a YouTube star was recently involved in two separate car wrecks, the second of which was deadly. Speed was believed to be a factor in the second collision, although it is possible that there were also other contributing factors. Authorities are still investigating both of the motor vehicle accidents.
In late August, the 18-year-old YouTuber allegedly drove his vehicle through an elementary school's side gate. The driver then exited the vehicle and apparently threw an unspecified item at the vehicle, breaking a window. No one suffered any injuries in the incident, although it is not clear why he may have engaged in such behavior.
The second accident occurred that same day on a California highway. According to police, he was driving his vehicle at a high rate of speed on the wrong side of the highway when he struck an SUV head-on. The SUV's occupants -- a 43-year-old mother and her 12-year-old daughter -- were killed in the accident, as was the wrong-way YouTuber. Police did not indicate if alcohol or drugs were involved, but it appears as if they are still investigating the matter.
Deadly motor vehicle accidents put a heavy burden on surviving family members. California families are often left to deal with unexpected funeral expenses, medical bills and other financial damages, some of which are complicated further by a drop in income after losing a household's breadwinner. However, families still have options even if the negligent driver was also killed in the accident. In such cases, a wrongful death claim can be filed against the responsible driver's estate.