- TikTok star Gabriel Salazar – known as GabeNotBabe on social media – died in a car crash on Sunday in Zavala County, Texas along with three other men about 50 miles from Mexican border
- He was driving three undocumented Mexican immigrants – Luiz Jimenez Mora, 41, Jose Molina-Lara, 23, and Sergio Espinoza-Flores, 36 – who also died in the crash, according to the Zavala County Sheriff’s Office
- Law enforcement sources said it was a suspected smuggling case
- Officers tried to stop a white Chevrolet Camaro around 1:20am but the driver refused to pull over
- Cops unsuccessfully tried to use a tire deflation device, but Salazar kept driving north on Highway 83 before crashing into trees and rolling over several times and ended up on its hood
- The car caught fire, and gasoline spilled from a punctured gas tank
- The influencer had more than 2million followers on TikTok, where he shared videos of himself lip syncing and dancing, and more than 757,000 on Instagram
TikToker Gabriel Salazar – aka GabeNotBabe on social media – posted this picture on social media with his 2014 white Chevrolet Camaro (left) – which reaches top speeds of 184mph – just days before he died in a car crash on Sunday in Zavala County, Texas (right) along with three other men, who were reportedly undocumented Mexican immigrants. Police said they tried to pull Salazar over but he refused. It’s unclear why he was being pulled over. The chase ended when Salazar crashed into multiple trees, and the car rolled over and burst into flames. Gas spewed from the punctured fuel tank, which made it difficult for first responders to put out the fire. Salazar and three other men – later identified as Luiz Jimenez Mora, 41, Jose Molina-Lara, 23, and Sergio Espinoza-Flores, 36, all died at the scene. A GoFundMe page set up by another one of Salazar’s friends, Chris Vasquez, as a memorial fund.