Twenty-two year old Mexican singing sensation, Ariel Camacho, died early Wednesday morning in a car crash outside a Sinaloa town where he grew up.
Camacho was traveling to promote a deluxe edition of his latest album,El Karma, when he was involved in an auto accident.
Angel Del Villar, president of Regional Mexican label said, “My heart is broken by the loss of Ariel Camacho.
I knew he was going to transform the genre in Mexico and the United States. Millions of people would have become fans and would have gotten to know the man I did.”
Online news source El Universal reported the 1994 Honda Camacho was riding in ran off the road into a canal in the town of Los Ranchitos around 3:00 am. The car was owned by his friend, Ramon Benitez Hernando Valenzuela.
In a story by El Debate, another person, Sarahi Duran Martinez, was also killed in the accident, however, two other people in the car were injured but survived.
Camacho’s music was promoted in the US by Sony. He was front man in for his band Los Plebes del Rancho, which featured bass, acoustics and accordions played by his bandmates Omar Burgos and Cesar Sanchez.
Camacho had just finished performing at the 2015 Carnival Mocorito concert.