Two teens came under the wheels of a tractor trailer during a Facebook Live video one of them started streaming only seconds before the accident. Brooke Miranda Hughes and Chaniya Morrison-Toomey were driving through Pennsylvania late Tuesday night. Chaniya was in the passenger seat while Brooke drove who started the Facebook Live.
The video starts with Chaniya asking “are you going live?”, soon after which a tractor-trailer rammed into their car and crushed the teens to death. The 8 minute live video has captured all of the accident, after the teen held the phone close to her face.
The driver of the truck remained unhurt. However, whether charges will be pressed against the truck driver is yet to be known.
The girls could not be visually identified by the coroner as they had been disfigured beyond recognition as the car caught fire after the accident.
Launched in 2015, the Facebook live feature has been witness to a lot of such accidents. Earlier this year, Diamond Reynolds live streamed the fatal shooting of her boyfriend Philando Castile by the police.
The video of Brooke’s accident is no more available on her Facebook page. However, Facebook said the video didn’t violate their community standards.
📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines