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TikTok star Gabriel Salazar and three others killed after crashing car into tree during police chase

TikTok star Gabriel Salazar, 19, used his white 2014 Chevrolet Camaro muscle car as a prop in his latest Instagram photos, which he posted just days before he and three others were killed in a police chase in Texas that ended in a car crash and fire. 

Salazar, who was known as GabeNotBabe on social media, was driving the car and had three passengers when police tried to pull him over in Zavala County, Texas, on Sunday.

They unsuccessfully deployed a tire deflation device and the car eventually hit a tree and rolled multiple times before bursting into flames. 

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 due to a ruptured gas tank that was spilling fuel. 

Salazar joined TikTok in 2019 and accumulated more than 2million followers before his sudden death. He often shared videos of himself lip syncing and dancing.

On Instagram – where he has more than 775,000 followers – the Brownsville, Texas, native showed off his love for cars. 

In his last post before the fatal accident, he leaned on the hood of the white Camaro wearing a black hoodie, black sweatpants and white sneakers and captioned the photo: ‘Should I get my septum back?’ He was referring to a nose piercing. 

Salazar had two Instagram story highlights dedicated to cars on his profile, too – one titled Whip and another simply an emoji of a red car.

TikTok star Gabriel Salazar, 19, has died following a car accident on Sunday in Zavala County, Texas. He was known as GabeNotBabe on social media and boasted more than 2million followers on TikTok and 757,000 on Instagram

According to the police report, officers tried to stop Salazar while he was driving a white Chevrolet Camaro around 1.25am but he refused to pull over. The car eventually crashed into a tree and rolled over multiple times before catching fire. All four people in the car were pronounced dead at the scene (pictured)

According to the police report, officers tried to stop Salazar while he was driving a white Chevrolet Camaro around 1.25am but he refused to pull over. The car eventually crashed into a tree and rolled over multiple times before catching fire. All four people in the car were pronounced dead at the scene (pictured)

Salazar showed off his love for cars on his Instagram page, where he has more than 775,000 followers and in a story highlight, he filmed a pickup drug doing donuts around a lamppost (pictured)

Another Instagram story highlight showed him driving donuts in a parking lot with a friend in the passenger seat (pictured)

Salazar showed off his love for cars on his Instagram page, where he has more than 775,000 followers. One story highlight showed him driving donuts in a parking lot with a friend in the passenger seat (right) while in another, he filmed a pickup drug doing donuts around a lamppost (left) 

In one clip Salazar filmed the road as he drove and the speedometer showed that he was driving 90mph (pictured)

In one clip Salazar filmed the road as he drove and the speedometer showed that he was driving 90mph (pictured)

Before getting the Camaro he seemingly had a Black Ford Mustang. In one story highlight he drove donuts in a parking lot with a friend in the passenger seat while in another, he filmed a pickup drug doing donuts around a lamppost but it was unclear if Salazar was in the driver’s seat.

‘I’m niceee w[sic] with it’ he wrote on another video recklessly skidding on an empty street at night. In one clip Salazar filmed the road as he drove and the speedometer showed that the 19-year-old was driving 90mph.

The tragic crash happened five days after his latest post. Salazar and the three other people in the car were pronounced dead at the scene.

Salazar’s older sister Danna Salazar, confirmed her brother’s passing on Instagram Monday night and tributes for the young influencer immediately flooded in. 

Danna captioned a series of photos of her brother in Spanish: ‘I’d give anything to have you here with us, we need you so much. I’ll no longer be able to see your beautiful smile. I love you little brother. I hope to see you soon.’  

In his last Instagram post, Salazar leaned on the hood of a white Chevrolet Camaro wearing a black hoodie, black sweatpants and white sneakers and captioned the photo, which he shared with his more than 757,000 followers: 'Should I get my septum back?'

In his last Instagram post, Salazar leaned on the hood of a white Chevrolet Camaro wearing a black hoodie, black sweatpants and white sneakers and captioned the photo, which he shared with his more than 757,000 followers: ‘Should I get my septum back?’

Officials from the La Pryor Fire Department, Crystal City Volunteer Fire Department and Alamo EMS responded to the scene

Salazar was driving the car when the accident happened

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 due to a ruptured gas tank that was spilling fuel

His funeral took place Wednesday at 4pm in San Antonio, Texas, and a GoFundMe was set up by one of Salazar's friends as a memorial fund

His funeral took place Wednesday at 4pm in San Antonio, Texas, and a GoFundMe was set up by one of Salazar’s friends as a memorial fund

Salazar’s best friend and fellow TikToker Ricky Flores started the hashtag ‘LLG’ – Long Live Gabe – alongside photos he posted of him and his late friend. 

‘Words can’t even explain how I feel right now. Man I would do anything to get you back right now bro,’ he added.

Flores also gave an emotional speech at Salazar’s funeral, which took place Wednesday at 4pm in San Antonio, Texas.

‘We have so much memories together, man…I know he would love to see all these people here for him,’ he said through tears.

A GoFundMe page set up by another one of Salazar’s friends, Chris Vasquez, as a memorial fund. 

As of Thursday morning more than 2,100 donors raised $37,667 – well above its $25,000 goal.

Flores gave an emotional speech at Salazar's funeral. 'We have so much memories together, man...I know he would love to see all these people here for him,' he said through tears

Flores gave an emotional speech at Salazar’s funeral. ‘We have so much memories together, man…I know he would love to see all these people here for him,’ he said through tears

Salazar's best friend and fellow TikToker Ricky Flores (right) started the hashtag 'LLG' - Long Live Gabe - alongside photos he posted of him and his late friend

Salazar’s best friend and fellow TikToker Ricky Flores (right) started the hashtag ‘LLG’ – Long Live Gabe – alongside photos he posted of him and his late friend

‘Gabriel loved his family and was always horsing around with her sister and little brother. He was always there with a big hug and smile, and his family will never forget those warm moments,’ he said as a tribute to his friend on the GoFundMe page.

‘He was so funny with a quiet sense of humor and sarcasm. I cannot believe that I am sitting here writing this. How is this real life?’ Vasquez, who is also a popular TikToker with 1.3million followers on the app, added.

Salazar had recently graduated from a Texas high school and decided to pursue content creation full time. 

He is survived by his parents, older sister and younger brother, who he did not often reveal on his social media pages.

Salazar's older sister Danna Salazar (pictured right with her brother), confirmed her brother's passing on Instagram Monday night and tributes for the young influencer immediately flooded in

Salazar’s older sister Danna Salazar (pictured right with her brother), confirmed her brother’s passing on Instagram Monday night and tributes for the young influencer immediately flooded in

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