Ariel Camacho dead: Mexican pop star dies in car crash aged 22

The popular Mexican singer died on Wednesday morning after a car crash

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Regional pop star Ariel Camacho has died in a car crash while on tour.

Camacho, 22, died in an accident on a motorway outside of his hometown, Los Ranchitos in Sinaloa. The artist, signed to Del Records, had been on the road promoting his album El Karma.

Tributes have poured in for the singer. "My heart is broken by the loss of Ariel Camacho," president and founder of the Regional Mexican label, Angel Del Villar, said. "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."

El Universal, Mexico, said that Camacho's car crashed off the road and into a canal at around 3am on Wednesday morning.

Thousands of fans have posted their condolences on his Facebook page.