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TikTok Star Gabriel Salazar Dies In Police Chase Aged 19

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TikTok Star Gabriel Salazar Dies In Police Chase Aged 19

TikTok star Gabriel Salazar has died at the age of 19 following a car accident in Zavala County, Texas on Sunday.

Salazer, who went by the social media handle @gabenotbabe, was said to be the driver in a police chase which resulted in a car crash, according to police.

Salazar posted a photo of himself on Instagram next to the car that was said to be involved in the incident - a white Chevy Camaro, which matches the police statement.

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Zavala County Sheriff's Office wrote on Facebook: "On Sunday September 26, 2021 at approximately 1:20am ZCSO deputy overheard a Crystal City Police Department officer initiate a traffic stop on US Highway 83 at the intersection of FM3292.

"CCPD officer advised he was in an active pursuit with a white Chevy Camaro that was traveling north on Highway 83 towards La Pryor.

"ZCSO deputy assisted with deploying a tire deflation device but was unsuccessful.

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"ZCSO deputy stated that he later heard CCPD officer advise that the vehicle had rolled over and that it was fully engulfed in flames.

"4 individuals were pronounced dead at the scene.

"Texas Department of Public Safety is in charge of the investigation."

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Salazar joined TikTok in 2019 and accumulated more than 2 million followers before his sudden death.

He often shared videos of himself lip syncing and dancing.

Since the accident, fans have been paying tribute to the 19-year-old.

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One user wrote: "I wish it wasn't true.. RIP man."

A second added: "Bro what I only hung out with you once but you were so chill and lit rest easy."

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While a third commented: "His IG stories & Tiktoks would always brighten up my days he seemed like a very genuine soul."

Another user said: "Miss u so much bro."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@gabenotbabee

Topics: TikTok

Anish Vij
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