The content creator, who along with his brother Patrick Phyrillas and friend christopher schaffer formed the popular YouTube channel Schaffrillas Productions, was involved in a car accident in Pennsylvania on January 29, which killed both Patrick, 22, and Christopher, 25.
According to the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office, both died of blunt force head trauma after their car collided with a tractor-trailer.
After being released from the hospital, James, 25, broke his silence about the tragic experience.
“Now home after 3 days in the hospital, with my ribs broken, my lung punctured, my body bruised, my heart broken,” he said. tweeted January 31. “Patrick and Chris were my best friends. I’ve been trying to understand why they saved me. Where do I go from here.”
James went on to thank fans for their support and donations to Chris’ GoFundMe page, noting that Patrick will also have a page set up in the near future.