Facebook Live and Broken Tail Lights

Two teenagers were recently killed in a horrific accident in Pennsylvannia.

The two girls, Miranda Hughes, 18, and Chaniya Morrison-Toomey, 19, were driving down the interstate late at night when the driver decided to go "Live" on a feature that Facebook now offers.

As the girls went "Live," a tractor trailer traveling on the interstate crashed into the back of the car and killed the girls instantly. The vehicle had broken tail lights and the driver of the tractor trailer was unable to see the car until it was too late.

The car went over the guard rail and landed in the middle of a highway where it burst into flames. The bodies were so badly burned that they had to be identified by DNA results.

Two young lives were lost due to a preventable measure. It is very important to maintain your vehicle so that it operates safely. Had the tail lights been fixed before going on the highway at night, this accident may not have occurred.

And while Facebook Live did not have a part in the death of the girls, it is still very important to stay off of electronic devices while driving. Texting, snapping, taking videos, and checking emails can all wait.

Keep yourself and others safe by maintaining your vehicle and limiting distractions.

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