YouTube star Tré Melvin was unfortunately involved in a serious car accident that has left him with "severe" injuries. The vlogger and his friend Katherya both "suffered brain injuries" during the June 22 auto collision, a statement posted on his personal Twitter stated.
While the details regarding the accident are unclear, an initial Twitter statement revealed that both Tré and his friend were in the hospital.
YouTuber Tré Melvin is suffering from severe injuries after car accident.
"Early Monday morning, Tré was involved in a severe auto collision with his friend Katherya. Both are currently hospitalized and have suffered brain injuries. While Tré is stable, Kathy is unresponsive," the Twitter statement read. "Their families ask that you please send prayers, blessings, and positive vibrations their way. They will come out of this stronger and more powerful. So it is."
Sadly, in a follow up announcement, Tré revealed that his best friend did not survive the tragic accident. "I survived a fatal crash. my best friend didn’t. i don’t think i have ever been this numb. ever," he posted. Adding, "To those asking, i’m (physically) okay. i was knocked unconscious on impact and my brain bled fairly heavily but the bleeding stabilized this morning. my neck + my back want me dead, but that’s what meds are for. i’m alive and i’m grateful."
Tré also revealed in a tweet that he was involved in a hit-and-run accident, writing, "To whoever hit us, and ran: kathy is now an ancestor. she will lead us to you." The vlogger shared a link to a GoFundMe page asking for individuals to donate to help with funeral costs.
Our thoughts go out to Tré, Kathy, and her loved ones during this difficult time.
The tragic news comes just one month after the social media star announced that he was leaving YouTube to pursue a new project, TreMelvin.tv. So, why did the 26-year-old decide to part ways with the media site?
Tré Melvin accuses YouTube of "censoring" his content.
On May 29, Tré tweeted that his followers would not find his content on the popular platform.
"I will no longer allow the platform to censor my pain," he posted. "I will no longer allow the platform to demonetize my pain. I will no longer sit at a table both my Blackness and my queerness have never truly been welcome at. I will build my own."
He announced that he would be creating his own streaming platform. "Tremelvin.tv is my newest child. it is an ad-free, paid subscription service, with a 7-day free trial. effective immediately, my content is no longer streamable via youtube. i will elaborate + make an official announcement (via youtube) soon," he shared.