When Drake released his single “The Motto” people all over the world started shouting YOLO (you only live once) when doing crazy or once in a lifetime things.
If you remember, it took me a while to figure out what YOLO really meant because I liked the beat of the song but never released listened to the lyrics or took the time to process what Drake was saying. After I did, I understood why so many people were using the phrase at that time but I found most using it in a not-so-good way.
Erwin McKinness, 21-year-old aspiring rapper from southern California who went by the stage name Inkyy, died in a suspected drunk-driving car accident moments after tweeting:
Drunk af going 120 difting corners #F**kItYOLO
Although McKinness’ tweet made it seem as though he was the person behind the wheel, 21-year-old Jonathan Watson was the actual driver.
According to police, the driver of the 2005 Nissan Sentra lost control of the vehicle after running a red light and slamming into a wall.
McKinness and Watson were accompanied in the vehicle by Marquell Bogan, 23, Dylan George, 20 and JaJuan Bennett, 23. All five men died in the crash. Bogan died at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Fontana, Calif. and the others were pronounced dead at the scene.
Please be smart when hanging out with friends. If someone in the car is drunk, do not let them drive! If everyone is drunk, call a cab or someone else to pick you up….better yet, don’t get wasted in the first place. Be the difference, it could save your life.