COUNTRY singer Kylie Rae Harris was caused the three-car crash that took her life and killed a teenage girl, cops have claimed.
The 30-year-old star was allegedly speeding before she clipped a car in front and ploughed into oncoming traffic in New Mexico on Wednesday.
The singer’s shocking death was confirmed by her agent tonight[/caption]
Police confirmed two drivers – Kylie and 16-year-old Maria Cruz – were killed and that the third driver escaped uninjured.
Cops say alcohol is suspected as being a factor in the crash on Wednesday night, reports Fox News.
Sherrif Jerry Hogrefe said: “At this time, I will say with most certainty that Miss Cruz was an innocent victim of this senseless crash caused by Ms. Harris.”
Texas country singe Kylie was on her way to play the Big Barn Music Festival in Taos, New Mexico last week.
“I just got to Taos, N.M., and I’m playing this festival here,” Harris said in an emotional video shared on Instagram 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.”
Kylie was on her way to play the Big Barn Music Festival in Taos[/caption]
No identities were officially released but the rising star’s publicity agent confirmed her death to Billboard last week.
“We are heartbroken to confirm that Kylie Rae Harris passed away in a car accident last night,” her rep said at the time.
“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.”
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
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“@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.”
Harris released her first EP in 2013 titled ‘Taking it Back’[/caption]
The Texan posted an emotional Instagram video hours before her death[/caption]