Ariel Camacho, the Mexican singer, was killed in car crash in Sinaloa on February 25. Camacho was known for his hit “Toro Encartado,” you can watch him perform the song above. He was 22 years old.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. The Crash Was Caused by Speeding, It’s Unclear if He Was Driving
This is the second time in 12 months that Camacho was involved in a car accident. In both crashes, speeding has been cited as the cause. He regularly posted videos of himself driving on his Facebook page.
El Universal in Mexico said that his car crashed off the road and into a canal in the town of Los Ranchitos in his native Sinaloa. The accident happened at around 3 a.m. on February 25. The car was a 1994 Honda that owned by a friend of Camacho’s named Ramon Benitez Hernando Valenzuela.
2. He Had Just Performed at a Concert When He Died
Another person, who was traveling with Camacho was also killed, that person has been named as Sarahi Duran Martinez, reports El Debate. Two other people who were in the car were also injured but survived. Camacho had just performed at the 2015 Carnival Mocorito concert. You can watch the video of him performing above.
3. His Name Became a Twitter Trend in the U.S.
His death has led to an outpouring of emotion on Twitter. As news of his passing filtered through, his name became a Twitter trend in the U.S.
4. His Music Was Put Out by Sony
His music was promoted by Sony in the U.S. Camacho fronted the band, Los Plebes Del Rancho, along with bandmates Cesar Sanchez and Omar Burgos. They performed in the genre of Sierreno, the Mexican genre with bands that consist of three members, an acoustic guitar player, a bass player and an accordion player.
5. In His Last Message to His Fans, He Wished Them All the Best
His last Facebook message, sent out just hours before his death showed him in a car where he wished his fans all the best.