Kylie Rae Harris dead at 30 – US country singer killed along with girl, 16, in horror crash – The Sun

Kylie Rae Harris dead at 30 – US country singer killed along with girl, 16, in horror crash – The Sun

COUNTRY singer Kylie Rae Harris has been killed in a horror car crash in New Mexico hours after posting an emotional video to her fans.

Taos County Sheriff's Office said three vehicles were involved in the fatal road smash on State Road 522.


They said two drivers – 30-year-old woman and a 16-year-old girl – were killed and that the third driver escaped uninjured.

The Sheriff's Office says alcohol is suspected as being a factor in the crash late on Wednesday night, reports Fox News.

No identities were officially released but the rising star's publicity agent confirmed her death to Billboard this evening.

"We are heartbroken to confirm that Kylie Rae Harris passed away in a car accident last night," her rep said.

"We have no further details to share, and ask for privacy for her family at this time. Everyone that knew Kylie knew how much she loved her family and, beyond that, how much she loved music.

"The best tribute to her unmatched enthusiasm for both is to spread as much love as you can today, and listen to music that fully inspires you."

According to singer's Instagram page she was on her way to play the Big Barn Music Festival in Taos on Thursday.

"I just got to Taos, N.M., and I'm playing this festival here," Harris said in the emotional video shared hours before the crash.

She explained that she has spent the "last 20 years of my life" travelling to Taos with her dad and sister to visit her grandparents, uncle and other family members that lived there.

"But basically, literally everybody that was here passed away except for my uncle – including my dad and I'm going to cry," she said fighting back tears before adding: "Sorry, Instagram."

The Texan said she became emotional while driving to Taos for the festival because she recalled the many times she drove these same roads with her dad.

Harris released her first EP in 2013 titled 'Taking it Back' and released a self-titled EP earlier this year.

Tragically, she wrote the song 'Twenty Years From Now' for her daughter, Corbie, 6, about how not everyone gets to know their parents when they are adults.

Harris' friends and peers in the country music scene tonight paid tribute to her after news of the accident broke

 

"@kylierh we all loved you so much. Can't process it right now. It will always be an honor to have shared stages with you, and stories, and good times. Sad Sad day for us," wrote singer Josh Ward.

"Sending thoughts and prayers out to all who grieve with us on such a devastating loss."

"I fell in love with your soul and you became a life long friend from the moment I met you," singer Lauren Jenkins added.

"This doesn't feel real. I'm completely heart broken."




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