And Then There Was The Time Someone Tweeted 'YOLO' Moments Before He And Four Friends Died In A Brutal Wreck

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Just after 1:30 a.m. Sunday, five men were killed in a brutal crash in Ontario, Cal. The local ABC affiliate noted that a 2005 Nissan Sentra ran a red light, "lost control and hit a wall along the west side of Haven Avenue, coming to rest in the rear yard of a house."

Four victims were declared dead at the scene. When you look at that picture atop this post, it's remarkable that they were even able to take the fifth to a nearby hospital in a failed life-saving effort.

There are multi-fatality car crashes often, so why has this one garnered international attention in the days since? Well, I can only tell you why I posted about it on my site Sunday afternoon.

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One of the passengers was a 21-year-old man by the name of Ervin McKinness. Twitter chatter leaned toward McKinness as being a decent guy. McKinness went by @ink2flashyy on Twitter, and he was actively Tweeting as the five made their way home from a party in a nearby town.

But then, for obvious reasons, the Tweets stopped.

McKinness' third-to-last Tweet read, "Drunk af going 120 drifting corners #FuckIt YOLO."

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Then, after typing, "Driving tweeting sipping the cup fuck yolo I'm turning it up," his life ended in a spectacularly violent crash. So, yes, this has become proof positive that Y do, in fact, OLO. (Initially, word was that Ink2Flashyy was actually driving/drifting/drinking while typing. He wasn't.) Shame, too, because as one of driver Jonathan Watson's friends (Maranda Purpura) Tweeted to me last night, "though he made a terrible choice, it doesnt make him a bad person. He was an amazing person."

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This has got to be a tough one for survivors to deal with. Wish them the best.

Moments After These Tweets, @Ink2flashyy And Four Others Were Killed In A Car Wreck [Philly Blunt]

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Twitter gives hint to final moments before fatal crash that killed five [Daily Bulletin]

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pessimippopotamus
Pessimippopotamus

"though he made a terrible choice, it doesnt make him a bad person"

Going 120mph on public road does.

Not getting off or stopping your friend from going 120mph on public road does.

Drinking when you're going to drive or letting your friend drive drunk does.

It's too bad these young men didn't get a chance to learn that.