TikTok Star Gabriel Salazar, 19, Dies in Fiery Car Crash After High-Speed Police Chase
Authorities said Salazar was driving the Camaro traveling north on Highway US 83 when he drove off the road, over-corrected and then sped across the roadway into a ditch.
The car hit several trees, rolled over and caught fire, according to police. Salazar, as well as the three other passengers, were all pronounced dead at the scene.
The other passengers have been identified as 41-year-old Jose Luis Jimenez-Mora, 23-year-old Jose Molina-Lara, and 36-year-old Sergio Espinoza-Flores, authorities said.
His final Instagram post was shared on Saturday. In the photos, Salazar can be seen posing beside and behind the wheel of a car.
Salazar's loved ones wrote on a GoFundMe created to raise money for his funeral expenses that they didn't "want to get into the details [of the crash] because it's so hard for us to even talk about the pain."
"Gabriel loved his family and was always horsing around with [his] sister and little brother. He was always there with a big hug and smile, and his family will never forget those warm moments. He was so funny with a quiet sense of humor and sarcasm. I cannot believe that I am sitting here writing this," wrote organizer Chris Vasquez.
"Words cannot express the heartbreak our entire community is feeling from the loss of our Gabriel. Your family and friends miss you," Vasquez continued