Ariel Camacho is dead after a car crash involving speed, according to police. The deadly accident taking the life of the Mexican singer occurred just a few hours after Camacho’s last Facebook post showing him with a car. Ariel Camacho, a popular Mexican singer with many fans in the United States, died Wednesday morning outside of Sinaloa, Mexico. He was only 22.
According to a Feb. 25 El Debate report, Camacho had been on tour promoting his most recent album “El Karma,” which was recorded with label DEL Records. Sony distributed his music in the United States.
Around 3 a.m. on Wednesday, the singer-songwriter had just performed at the at the 2015 Carnival Mocorito concert when the 1994 Honda he was in crashed on a highway outside of Sinaloa, Mexico.
According to a report by El Universal in Mexico, the tragic accident happened on the Angostura-Reforma highway in the town of Los Ranchitos. It is believed that the car was going at an extreme speed since police found track marks spanning over 80 meters.
“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 [was] owned by a friend of Camacho’s named Ramon Benitez Hernando Valenzuela.”
Besides Camacho, Sarahi Duran Martinez was also killed in the car crash. Two other people in the Honda were injured. This was the second time in 12 months that the singer-songwriter was in a car accident. In both cases, speeding was cited as the cause. Just hours before the accident, Camacho had shared a Facebook photo of himself driving.
“His last Facebook message, sent out just hours before his death showed him in a car where he wished his fans all the best.”
Ariel Camacho was born Jose Ariel Camacho Barraza and he was known for his guitar skills and soft-edged vocals on acoustic songs that reflected the lives of his Mexican music fans. Shortly before his death, he was recording new Sierreno music – including an acoustic guitar player, a bass player and an accordion player — with his band “Los Plebes del Rancho.”
The news that Ariel Camacho is dead has prompted an international outpouring of emotion on Twitter.
“Popular Mexican singer Ariel Camacho dies in car crash – Young, up-and-coming Mexican singer Ariel Camacho has die… http://ow.ly/2Vda7M ,” writes The Japan Times.
“Mexican singer Ariel Camacho dies aged 22 in car crash: Friend pays tribute to rising star,” writes the Irish Mirror.
“We’re in mourning & my next fight is dedicated to my friend #ArielCamacho. Still can’t believe it. #RIP #DelMares”
“Such a talented person,humble and hard working #ArielCamacho”
“R.I.P one of my favorite artists coming up in the music world #ArielCamacho”
“ R.I.P It’s crazy that most great singers pass away at such a young age You were such a great singer. #ArielCamacho”
The news that Mexican singer Ariel Camacho is dead comes just one day after another 22-year-old singer died. On Tuesday, South Korean popstar singer Ahn Sojin died after a suicide jump from her 10-story apartment building.