The 19-12 months-old TikTok star who died in a fiery crash soon after a police chase past Sunday was evidently bringing migrants from the Southern border at the time of the deadly wreck, cops stated.
Gabriel Salazar was fleeing police north on U.S. 83 when he ran off the street, rolled over, and his car ignited in Zavala County, according to reviews. The space is about 90 minutes from the Mexican border.
“[W]e have been notified by Homeland Stability Investigations that 3 out of the 4 males that died as a result of the incident were identified as unlawful immigrants from Mexico,” the Zavala County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned in a Facebook article.
Salazar and 3 Mexican nationals had been pronounced dead at the scene.
Gen-Z social media personalities grieved on TikTok and Instagram.
“Yeah, it’s a smuggling predicament is what it seems like,” a law enforcement resource explained to the Houston Chronicle. “We’ve experienced smuggling crashes in Del Rio and by Eagle Move, Uvalde, but the the greater part are there in Carrizo and Crystal Town, along [U.S.] 83 all the way down to Ashton.”