Words. Words sometimes fail you.
In a twist of tragic irony, a 21-year-old Ontario, CA man was involved in a brutal car wreck just moments after tweeting the popular catchphrase YOLO. If you’re unfamiliar with YOLO, it’s that super annoying thing the kids are saying, oftentimes used to justify poor decisions, which translates to “You Only Live Once.”
Five men were killed in the crash, after their 2005 Nissan Sentra blew through a red light and smashed into a wall. Four were pronounced dead at the scene, and the fifth was taken to the hospital where he later died. Police are saying that there is a high likelihood that alcohol played a factor.
They began working under that assumption largely because of tweets belonging to Ervin McKinness, one of the victims. Although he was not driving the vehicle, according to police, he was giving a pretty clear play-by-play of the situation on Twitter.
First, this tweet:
Drunk af going 120 drifting corners #FuckIt YOLO
And soon after, this tweet which stands as his final tweet before the crash:
Driving tweeting sipping the cup fuck yolo I’m turning it up
By most accounts, McKinness was a decent guy who obviously made a really stupid decision or two. YOLO, kids. Seriously – you get one shot. Don’t go out like this.[Image courtesy Philly Blunt]