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Mother, daughter killed in fiery crash ID'd; 18-year-old wrong-way driver was a YouTube star

Mother, daughter killed in fiery crash ID'd; 18-year-old wrong-way driver was a YouTube star

Undated photo of Aileen Pizarro and her daughter Aryana Pizarro. They were killed in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 805 Thursday, Aug. 23. LeRoy Phillips Jr.

The 18-year-old who sped the wrong way down state Route 805 Thursday, Aug. 23, crashing into a SUV and killing himself, a 12-year-old girl and her mother, was a YouTube star who had made a small fortune in video gaming gambling, according to authorities and hundreds of gaming fans on Twitter.

The California Highway Patrol identified him Friday, Aug. 24, as Trevor Heitmann of San Diego.

But the nearly 900,000 subscribers to his YouTube video channel and his Twitter followers knew him as...

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