Saturday, October 2, 2021

TikTok Star Gabriel Salazar, 19, Was 'Smuggling Illegal Immigrants From Mexico' In His Chevrolet Camaro Muscle Car When Cops Tried To Pull Him Over: All Four Men Died In Fiery Crash

TikTok star Gabriel Salazar, 19, was 'smuggling illegal immigrants from Mexico' in his Chevrolet Camaro muscle car when cops tried to pull him over: All four men died in fiery crash when he lost control of vehicle 

TikTok star Gabriel Salazar, 19, was driving three undocumented immigrants from Mexico during the night of his fatal, high-speed police chase in Texas in what the local sheriff's office is calling a suspected smuggling case. All four occupants were killed after Salazar crashed into multiple trees along Highway 83 in La Pryor, Texas - about 50 miles from the Mexican border - and the car flipped over and caught fire. Salazar and Luiz Jimenez Mora, 41, Jose Molina-Lara, 23, and Sergio Espinoza-Flores, 36, were all killed at the scene, police said. Salazar is a Hunstville, Texas resident, but the Zavala County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook statement on Wednesday, that they were notified by Homeland Security 'that three out of the four males that died as a result of the accident were identified as illegal immigrants from Mexico.' A law enforcement source familiar with the case told the Houston Chronicle, 'It's a smuggling situation is what is looks like.' 'We've had smuggling crashes in Del Rio and by Eagle Pass, Uvalde, but the majority are there in Carrizo and Crystal City, along (Highway) 83 all the way down to Ashton.' Crystal City police tried to pull over Salazar's white 2014 white Chevrolet Camaro - which can reach speeds of 202mph and costs nearly $25,000 - on Highway 83 around 1:20am Sunday, but the teenager refused to comply. Cops deployed a tire deflation system, but it failed, and Salazar kept driving north along Highway 83, left the roadway into a grassy area and crashed into multiple trees. It's not clear at what speed he was driving. The car rolled over several times before coming to a standstill on its roof and then caught fire. Officials from the La Pryor Fire Department, Crystal City Volunteer Fire Department and Alamo EMS responded and told News4 San Antonio that they had trouble putting out the fire because fuel kept spewing from a ruptured gas tank and fed the inferno. Source

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