TikTok Star Gabriel Salazar, 19, Dies In A Car Crash Following Police Chase
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The world has again lost a soul! Gabriel Salazar passed away following a car accident in Zavala County, Texas. The 19-Year-Old, known with the handle @gabenotbabe, was reported driving in a police chase, resulting in a car accident.
The TikTok sensation Gabriel Salazar, also known as “gabenotbabe” has died.
Before this incident, the TikTok star had shared a pic of himself on Instagram next to the same car that was said to be involved in the accident: A White Chevy Camaro. Salazar joined the TikTok universe in 2019 and has since accumulated over 2million followers before his untimely death. And since this news, his fans have been paying tribute.
Salazar with over 2.2 million followers sadly died in a car crash following a police chase in Texas.
One person had written: “Bro what, I only hung out with you once, but you were so chill and lit; rest easy.” Another said: “His IG stories and TikToks would always brighten up my days; he seemed like a very genuine soul. While a third expressed: “I wish it wasn’t true. RIP Man. A fourth seconded: “Miss u so much, bro.”
Along with him, the police said three other people died – Jose Luis Jimenez-Mora, Jose Molina-Lara, and Sergio Espinoza-Flores.
In a statement released to the public via Facebook, the Zavala County Sheriff’s Office wrote: “On Sunday, September 26th, 2021 at approximately 1:20 a.m. ZCSO deputy overheard a Crystal City Police Department Officer initiate traffic stops on US Highway 83 at the intersection of FM3292. CCPD Officer advised he was in an active pursuit with a white Chevy Camaro traveling north on Highway 83 towards La Pryor.”
Due to his speed, Salazar struck some trees and the vehicle rolled several times and caught fire.
The Office added: “ZCSO deputy assisted with deploying a tire deflation device but was unsuccessful. ZCSO deputy stated that he later heard CCPD officer advise that the vehicle had rolled over and fully engulfed in flames. 4 individuals were pronounced dead at the scene. Texas Department of Public Safety is in charge of the investigation.”