A teen involved in a fatal car on Tuesday, at midnight, caught the moments prior to her death on Facebook Live.
Brook Miranda Hughes, an 18-years old adolescent, was returning home with her friend, Chaniya Morrison-Toomey on Interstate 380. Wanting to pass the time, Hughes drew out her phone and began a live-streaming session.
Moments later, the driver of a tractor-trailer lost control and his vehicle and rammed Hughes’s car. The impact was so powerful that both driver and passenger were killed. However, even though the two teens passed away, Hughes’s phone continued to record.
From the live-streaming session, the law enforcement officers could recreate the facts leading to the teens’ untimely death. Hughes was driving slowly on Interstate 380. At one moment, she got out her phone and started a live-streaming session using Facebook live.
Morrison-Toomey, Miranda’s friend, asked the teen if she plans on going live. Minutes later, the phone capture the tractor-trailer’s glare, as it was approaching the car. Moments before the impact, the user could hear the tractor’s wheels screeching.
After that, the video goes black for approximately 7 minutes, until a blurry figure appears in front of the camera. The law enforcement officers who studied the recording declared that the blurred face which appears in the video is the tractor-trailer’s driver who got out of his vehicle in order to see if the teens were all right.
Sadly, Brooke Miranda Hughes and her 19-year old friend Chaniya Morrison-Toomey were killed on impact.
What’s, even more, baffling is the fact that the video depicting Hughes’s and Morrison-Toomey’s final moments was uploaded on Facebook, but not by the teen who initiated the Facebook Live session.
The tractor-trailer’s driver, Michael Jay Parks, was not harmed in the accident. At the moment, Pennsylvania’s State Police is trying to establish how the accident took place. According to the preliminary investigations, it would seem that Hughes was driving with a flat tire.
However, the teen’s car is so mangled, that the investigators cannot confirm nor deny this statement. The tractor-trailer’s driver is also interviewed regarding the fatal car accident.
Unfortunately, at the moment, the law enforcement officers cannot say for certain who is to blame for the accident. As for the video, it would seem that it pops up on Facebook, from time to time, only to vanish without a trace.
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