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Mexican singer-songwriter Ariel Camacho killed in a car wreck at age 22

Camacho's record label told Billboard magazine he died in a collision Wednesday while touring to support the re-release of his El Karma album.

By
Karen Butler

SINALOA, Mexico, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Mexican singer-songwriter Ariel Camacho was killed in a car crash on a highway just outside of his native Sinaloa. He was 22.

Camacho's record label told Billboard magazine he died in a collision Wednesday while touring to support the re-release of his El Karma album. No other details were immediately available.

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"My heart is broken by the loss of Ariel Camacho," Angel Del Villar, president and founder of the Regional Mexican label DEL Records, said in a statement. "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."

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