Women in Car Crash Near President's Motorcade Get Death Threats

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- Clayte Hefner, felt both fandom and fear in about eight seconds as he filmed this footage.

"I guess I just thought, ‘I can't believe I'm about to witness this’," Hefner says.

And while it was likely frightening from behind his camera, driver Samantha Morris says for her and passenger Nikia Hicks-- it was even scarier from the other side of the dashboard.

"I'm a seventeen-year-old girl, driving a tiny white car,” Morris says. “Why would I be going after a bulletproof limousine?"

But that fear didn't go away after this car, and the videographer stopped rolling.

Because now, even after Springfield Police and Secret Service have determined these two are not a threat, there are still plenty who aren't convinced and are responding to the incident with threats.

"Some sort of malfunction with the brakes on the car,” says SPD representative, Lisa Cox. “She ended up, just right there, right as the president was going by."

"It's just a whole list of people saying we don't deserve to be alive because my brakes went out," says Morris.

Passenger Nikia says she fired back at one point but that made things worse.

"I have a lot of social media, and they put all of it on Reddit and everyone can see it now and it's just really scary," she says.

Now the two are convinced, the death threats won't stop until the videographer makes some changes.

"His title literally states 'car tries to ram presidential motorcade.' I wasn’t trying to hurt anybody," says Morris.

"I didn't mean this video to target them,” defends Hefner. “Many people have asked me to change the title, I'm not going to. I want to keep the video original and I mean, I'm still getting views from it."

Hefner has sold the video to the NYPost for $700.


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