That love of speed may have led to Cabrera’s death early Monday after he drove into the center median on Gosford Road, hit a tree and was thrown from his white Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. He died at the scene north of Camino Media.
Police said Cabrera was the only person in the car and it’s unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.
Robert Jimenez, 34, said he met Cabrera about eight months ago through their membership in different sports car clubs. Jimenez, a member of 661 Lechuza, said car club members often meet up and head out on the road together.
He said Cabrera was the type of person who could put a smile on your face even during a rough day. Jimenez said news of the crash hit him hard.
Cynthia Napier, an employee of Redline, said everyone knew Cabrera. He was outspoken and had a great sense of humor, she said.
Flowers, a votive candle with an image of Jesus Christ on its glass container and a photograph were placed on the center median near where Cabrera crashed just west of Calle Espada. Gosford Road was closed for several hours after Cabrera drifted into the median at 2:37 a.m.
Police Sgt. Joe Grubbs said he had no other details and hoped o have more information later in the week.