Gabriel Salazar was driving near the US's southern border on Sept. 26 2021 when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed it, dying in the ensuing fireball. He had illegal migrants as passengers at the time.
The accident occurred as the culmination of a high-speed chase which took place on US Route 83 in Zavala Texas. Route 83 runs almost due northeast from Del Rio Texas, which was the site of a recent massive agglomeration of Haitian migrants crossing illegally.
The Zavala County Sheriff's Office advised the public that their officials have been notified that Salazar was carrying illegal immigrants, giving a potential clear motive for his refusal to stop for officers at the time.
"Motor vehicle accident UPDATE! In reference to the motor vehicle accident that occurred on Sunday September 26, 2021, we have been notified by Homeland Security Investigations that 3 out of the 4 males that died as a result of the accident were identified as illegal immigrants from Mexico," said the Sheriff's Office on their official Facebook page:
As of the time of this writing, no further information is available as to the identity of the three Mexican citizens who were in the car with Salazar at the time of the crash.
People in South Texas are growing increasingly frustrated with the situation, which has been deteriorating rapidly since President Joe Biden took office.