Games News

R.I.P. ‘Yoteslaya’ – Machinima partner dies in fatal train collision

Reading Time: < 1 minute

Sad news to report here.

‘Machinima Respawn’ partner Brian Rickard (Yoteslaya) passed away earlier this week in a fatal train collision in Vigo County, Indiana. Alcohol may have been involved, according to officials.

Yoteslaya was best known for his very popular “Let’s Play” videos on his YouTube Channel, from games like “Call of Duty” and “Borderlands 2.”  He inspired many young gamers to make money with videos, his passing saddens us greatly.


Here’s the report:

According to a report by Fox 59, Machinima Respawn partner Brian Rickard (Yoteslaya) has died in a fatal car accident. Early accounts state that a truck carrying Rickard, Ryan Cook, and Ashlee Pugh collided with a train in Vigo County Wednesday morning. All three passengers were found dead at the scene.

Authorities have confirmed that all warning signals and gated were working at the time of the accident. The investigation is ongoing, however, officials believe alcohol may have played a role in the fatal crash. It has also been reported that the passengers were not secured with seatbelts during the collision.

Multi-channel network Machinima responded to the accident via Twitter, writing: “Our condolences go out to the family of @YOTESLAYA during this difficult time. He was one of a kind and a good friend to us all.”

Official Source:

Facebook Comments