/  10.01.2021


Gabriel Salazar, a 19-year-old TikTok star with more than 2.2 million followers, has passed away in a fatal car crash. According to multiple news outlets, the popular social media star was among four people who were killed following a fiery police pursuit.

Salazar was reportedly driving his white Chevy Camaro in Zavala County on Sunday (Sept. 26) when a cop attempted to pull him over for unspecified reasons. Shortly after, the officer claimed he was chasing the car and was joined by a deputy who unsuccessfully aimed to bring the teen’s car to a stop with a tire-deflation device.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Salazar’s “Chevrolet Camaro drove off the road, over-corrected and traveled across the roadway, onto the west barrow ditch.”

It eventually “struck some trees” and “rolled several times” before catching on fire.

Salazar passed away as a result of the incident alongside passengers Jose Luis Jimenez-Mora, Jose Molina-Lara and Sergio Espinoza-Flores, who were all undocumented immigrants from Mexico.

In the wake of the 19-year-old’s death, his family asked his followers to help in raising money that will cover the cost of his funeral. “I don’t know what’s real and not real anymore, but unfortunately, Gabe pas[sed] away on a car crash September 26. We couldn’t believe it the moment we found out,” wrote Chris Vasquez, the organizer of the recently-launched GoFundMe.

“Don’t really want to get into details because it’s so hard for us to even talk about the pain he went through. Never expected this happen, but now you’re watching over us…”

“Words cannot express the heartbreak our entire community is feeling from the loss of our Gabriel,” Vasquez continued. ”Your family and friends miss you.” As of this story, the GoFundMe has raised more than $38,000. An investigation into the incident remains active.

=

Trending

REVOLT x Vice: A Juneteenth special

Mara Schiavocampo and guests celebrate Juneteenth with a roundtable discussion about some of the most ...
  /  06.19.2022

Watch Lucky Daye deliver a sensual performance of "Roll Some Mo"

In honor of Black Music Month, REVOLT has teamed up with Xfinity and Grammy award-winning ...
  /  06.20.2022

King Combs vs. Pardison Fontaine (Semi-Finals) | ‘The Crew League’ (S2, Ep. 6)

In the most dramatic Crew League game yet, King Combs and The CYN Mob battle against Pardison Fontaine ...
  /  07.09.2021

Building a future for Black dance

REVOLT sat down with Big Boss Vette during Black Music Month to discuss her music, influences, ...
  /  06.23.2022
View More