Brooke Hughes, 18, and Chaniya Morrison-Toomey, 19, were driving near Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania on Tuesday when the accident happened.
According to police, the pair were travelling very slowly at the time of the crash. They were both pronounced dead at the scene.
The video, which was viewed more than 7,000 times, showed Brooke’s face. Chaniya was then overheard saying: “Are you going live?”.
Soon afterwards, the sound of screeching tires could be heard before the screen went black for seven minutes. The phone is then picked up by a man with a beard just before the filming ends.
The Times Tribune reported that a tractor-trailer smashed into the back of their car. The driver of that vehicle was apparently not harmed.
The video is reportedly available to watch on their Facebook page and police will be using it to help their investigation. The footage will not be removed as it does not violate Facebook’s rules, reports the Mirror.
The girls’ friend, Samantha Piasecki, was travelling with them a few hours previous to the crash. She told the Tribune: “It broke me [when I watched the video].
She continued, saying:”[I feel like] if I went, I could have stopped it somehow.
“They were both down-to-Earth people. They had good personalities. They had smiles that could light up dark rooms. Anytime you were with them it was always fun.”