Gabriel Salazar was fleeing police north on U.S. 83 그가 길을 떠났을 때, 롤오버, 그리고 그의 차는 Zavala 카운티에서 점화되었습니다, 보고서에 따르면. The area is about 90 minutes from the Mexican border.
“[W]e have been notified by Homeland Security Investigations that 3 밖으로 4 males that died as a result of the accident were identified as 불법 이민자 ...에서 멕시코,” the Zavala County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post.
Salazar and three Mexican nationals were pronounced dead at the scene.
Gen-Z social media personalities grieved on TikTok and Instagram.
“네, it’s a smuggling situation is what it looks like,” a law enforcement source told the Houston Chronicle. “We’ve had smuggling crashes in Del Rio and by Eagle Pass, Uvalde, but the majority are there in Carrizo and Crystal City, ~을 따라 [우리.] 83 all the way down to Ashton.”