They report that the ‘tiktoker’ who died in a traffic accident in the US was transporting illegal migrants during the police chase
Gabriel Salazar, the 19-year-old ‘tiktoker’ who died in a traffic accident on September 26 after a police chase in Texas (USA), would have been transporting illegal migrants when the fatal crash occurred, according to revealed the Zavala County Sheriff’s Office on his Facebook account.
“Homeland Security Investigations notified us that 3 of the 4 men who died as a result of the accident were identified as illegal migrants from Mexico“, reads the publication.
As confirmed by sources familiar with the matter to media local authorities, the Texas Department of Public Safety launched two separate investigations. “Yes, a traffic situation [ilícito] It is what it seems, “said another source.
According to the authorities, the ‘influencer’ was driving his vehicle, a Chevrolet Camaro, with excess speed, which is why a police chase began. As a result, the car collided with trees, rolled several times and burst into flames. The driver and 3 other passengers were pronounced dead at the scene.
After his death, Salazar’s friends have launched a Bell on GoFundMe that has already raised more than $ 38,000, to help the family pay for funeral expenses.
Katelyn Ballman, TikTok Star And Mother Of Four, Dies At 27
Popular TikTok content creator Katelyn Ballman, best known by her handle itskatieeebee, has reportedly died at the age of 27. Hailing from Ohio, United States, Ballman was married and had four children. Reports date her death as September 29, two days after she posted her last vlog. Reasons for her death aren’t yet public.
Condolences are pouring in for Ballman on social media, as fans mourn the loss of yet another TikTok star. In recent times, several rising celebrities from the video-sharing app have tragically passed away young, leaving behind a legion of heartbroken followers.
This year, multiple TikToker deaths were reported from across the world, with viral creators either passing away in accidents, fatal shootings, or suicides. Recently, Gabriel Salazar died at 19 following a car crash in Texas. Fans in Turkey and Australia too mourned the deaths of influencers Kubra Dogan and Caitlyn Loane respectively this year.
Katelyn Ballman Death: Fans Reminisce TikToker’s Vlogs And Family Videos
As per reports, an aunt of Ballman confirmed news of her death on Facebook through a post that read, “It is with the utmost sadness that I need to report my niece Katelyn Ballman only 27 years old has passed away.” A funeral home in Cincinnati, in an obituary for Ballman, mentions she is survived by her husband Josh Wurtz and children Anabelle, Braxton, Owen and Easton.
“My precious, beautiful, loving, compassionate, kind, happy, joyful and so much more daughter-in-love passed away suddenly yesterday,” Ballman’s mother-in-law wrote on social media in her memory.
Ballman regularly shared videos of pranks, outings, daily life and travels with family to her 77000-strong TikTok community. Her final posts showed her in a car, waiting in a pickup line for school, where she says she “feels good to be alive and free.”
While the cause of death is unclear, fans of the late TikToker are speculating over media reports that claim she passed away “suddenly.” Many online are suggesting Ballman’s death may have been a suicide or the influencer could have succumbed to health issues.
How did Katelyn Ballman die? TikToker itskatieeebee, 27, was a doting mother of four
Online influencer Katelyn Ballman, 27, known as @itskatieebee on TikTok, died on Wednesday, September 29. The cause of death is not known yet, but Saundra Mae-Lynn, who identifies herself as Ballman’s aunt, shared on Facebook, “It is with the utmost sadness that I need to report my niece Katelyn Ballman only 27 years old has passed away. She was fun and funny and a loving mother.”
She added: “I didn’t hear from her often but she did call once in a while. Nothing as far as I know is known about the cause of death. If you know Brenda Herbers contact her for further information. Bless her and her family.” It has been said that Ballman had more than 75,000 followers and 1.5 million likes on TikTok, where she used to share about her life as well as about her husband, Josh Wurtz, and four kids. Her Instagram also had a following of over 2k people that was filled with posts of her with friends and family.
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According to reports, Ballman shared her last video on TikTok on September 29 – the day on which she apparently died. The caption of the video read, “Literally in school pick up line” which showed her dancing while sitting in her car. An online obituary of her read, “Katelyn Wurtz (nee Ballman), age 27, of Cheviot, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on April 30, 1994 to Peggy Ballman. She was preceded in death by her mother, Peggy Ballman, grandmother, Hattie Ballman, and sister, Larhnoda Vohl.”
It continued, “Katelyn is survived by her beloved Husband, Josh Wurtz; parents, Fred (Brenda) Herbers; children, Anabelle Pastrimas-Wurtz, Braxton Wurtz, Owen Ballman, Easton Ballman; siblings, Eric (Misty) Ballman, Trenton Vohl, Andrea Vohl, Cameron Ballman, Alexis Pelfrey, Tiffany Herbers, Erin Herbers, Ernie Sizemore, Charity Herbers, Bri Herbers, Elizabeth Gifford; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Gary and Kim Wurtz; sister-in-law, Kayla (Charles) Rutland; and a host of other family members and friends,” before adding: “In loving memory of Katelyn, contributions may be made to the family. To share a memory of Katelyn or leave a special message for her family, please click the Share Memories button above.”
Social media pages were also filled with tributary messages for Ballman. Friend and fellow TikToker Allison Burton, who uses username @itsallibee, took to Instagram, where she posted a collage of pictures with Ballman and wrote: “My beautiful soul sister, my best friend, my everything is now in heaven. I can’t seem to understand why her? My heart is broken 💔 Katelyn.. please watch over your babies, family, friends and me as I need it more than anything right now. I love you so fucking much Katelyn.”
Ballman’s mother-in-law Kim Williams-Wurtz also shared a very emotional post on Facebook that read, “I write a post tonight that I never thought in a million years I would every have to write. My precious, beautiful, loving, compassionate, kind, happy, joyful and so much more daughter-in-love passed away suddenly yesterday. God truly blessed our family with this Lil spit fire that came into our family with so much love and compassion and never looked back. She loved Josh Wurtz with an unconditional love. Katelyn Wurtz helped heal Josh of past hurts and pain and caused and taught him to love again. HE LOVED HIS WOMAN AND SHE LOVED HER MAN! I never dreamed that God would bless me with such an amazing, loving daughter in law, but he did with Katelyn. This girl loved hard. When she hugged you, you knew you were loved and loved deeply.”
She added: “Our lives will never be the same. There will always be a hole. Thank you to all who have called, messaged and texted us and brought us food You all have been so encouraging to us! Most importantly, I would like to ask that you don’t assume what happened to Katelyn because we don’t know. I ask that you please pray for my grandbabies, their children… Bella, Braxton, Owen and Easton! They love her so much and I know this doesn’t makes sense to them. I would ask that pray for my son! His heart is so broken! He’s so lost! Please Continue to pray for Katelyn’s mom and dad, sisters and brothers, as well as our family too… she made such a difference in everyone lives. I truly thank God for giving us such a gift with Katelyn.”
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