By Melissa Chan
December 9, 2016

A Pennsylvania teenage driver who died in a car crash that also killed her friend was recording a Facebook Live video Tuesday as a tractor-trailer smashed into them, authorities said.

Brooke Miranda Hughes, 18, had just begun her livestream moments before the fatal wreck on a highway in Tobyhanna, Pa., according to state police. The tractor-trailer plowed into the back of their car, the Scranton Times-Tribune reports.

Hughes and her 19-year-old passenger, Chaniya Morrison-Toomey, were killed. The other driver was not harmed. Pennsylvania State Trooper Dave Peters told the Times-Tribune that Hughes was driving slowly in the right lane of the highway on a spare tire.

The Facebook Live video reportedly shows a sudden flash of lights accompanied with the sound of screeching tires before darkness. It has since been taken down from her Facebook page, according to the Associated Press.

 

 

 

 

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