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06-04-2016

California Teen Brianna Longoria Finds Wrong Kind Of Fame

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Young people love to go viral. 15 minutes of fame is now 15 seconds of fame. For 18-year-old Brianna Longoria, a local tragedy in her home state of California brought more attention then she knew what to do with.

The Accident

Brianna drove her Honda through a stop sign while cruising with her 2 friends, hitting a Toyota and killing the two male occupants. The three girls were taken to hospital where they were treated for minor injuries before being released. Though no drugs or alcohol appeared to be involved, the accident in Lancaster, CA, has raised some eyebrows as to why she didn't stop. They were headed Northbound when they struck the men on the right side of their Toyota Corolla and as the car appeared far less damaged as well.

The 'Celebrity'

Later that evening on the popular TV Network KTLA based out of Los Angeles, the accident was featured in a story on the nightly news. While she acknowledged the devastation of the deaths, Brianna took to Facebook, posting her surprise by writing "I’m all over the news bad car crash 2 died." The post suggests she found excitement in the media attention. At the time, she was not charged and probably didn't think she would be. It does strike one as a bit strange to be so gleeful over such bad circumstances however. The post went viral, and she became known not just to her friends and followers on Facebook, but the countless readers and viewers of various media outlets around the world. Brianna's cold self-promotion is now "all over the news" in places she'd never heard. It's unknown if police have pressed charges, though her motive of a medical reason such as having a seizure is being investigated.
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