Speed, alcohol may have contributed to crash that killed singer, teenager near Taos | KOB 4

Speed, alcohol may have contributed to crash that killed singer, teenager near Taos

Joshua Panas, Kai Porter
September 05, 2019 10:13 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Kylie Rae Harris, a country music star from Texas, died in a crash near Taos.


The Taos County Sheriff's Office reports two drivers were killed in the three-vehicle crash, which happened around 9 p.m. Wednesday on State Road 522.

In addition to Harris, a 16-year-old from San Cristobal, New Mexico was killed. The Sheriff's Office says alcohol and speed likely contributed to the crash.

Prior to the crash, Harris had posted a series of tearful videos to her Instagram story. Harris, who said she had family in Taos, said she spent the last 20 years visiting the area. She recalled visiting Taos with her father, who had previously passed away.

Harris said she was going to be playing at the Big Barn Music Festival in Taos.

Harris' fans were devastated to hear the news of her passing.

“It’s just such a loss, a real tragedy to have someone so young pass away in a terrible accident our prayers go out to her family," said Matthew Stassi, who is planning on attending the music festival. 

Harris was only 30 years old. NBC News reports that she had a 6-year-old daughter. 


Joshua Panas, Kai Porter

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