to connectVideoCountry singer, Kylie Rae Harris, died in triple vehicle accident
Went to her gig at the Big Barn Music Festival, and Kylie Rae Harris have been killed, along with a 16-year-old girl is in a fatal car accident. The 3-car collision happened on a road in the vicinity of Taos, New Mexico. The taos County Sheriff’s Office has a few of the details, but alcohol is suspected as a cause of the crash. Authorities have not released the toxicology reports on the drivers.
The Country singer, Kylie Rae Harris, was 102 km / h at the time of the fatal crash, authorities said.
Harris, 30, was on her way to the Big Barn Dance in Taos, N. M., where she allegedly caused a three-vehicle collision with a 16-year-old Maria Elena (Cruz), and any other vehicle.
Harris and Cruz died at the scene, while the third driver was reportedly not injured.
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The taos County Sheriff’s Office investigated a vehicle-data recorder from the crash and restart of the scene.
“The information provided by the data subjects, to support our on-scene investigation that the two collisions occurred, involving three vehicles, and the speed was definitely a factor,” Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe told the Taos News in a statement.
Pictured is one of the vehicles involved in the accident on Wednesday. The Country singer, Kylie Rae Harris, also died in the crash, as was a 16-year-old girl, Maria Elena (Cruz), whose father was a first responder on the scene.<br>
(Taos County Sheriff’s Office)
After a reconstruction of the crash, the Sheriff’s Office alleges that Harris, who is riding in a Chevrolet Equinox in the southern lane, was 102 km / h when the rear of a black Chevy Avalanche.
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Harris reportedly then veered into oncoming traffic in the northbound lanes, still has 95 mph, which she hit Cruz on a Jeep and an SUV.
Cruz was reportedly going to be 51 km / h.
Cruz’s father, Pedro, Cruz, Taos County, fire fighter/EMT, responded to the scene and found his daughter dead on arrival.
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The Sheriff’s Office is also considered to be the speed and intoxication were factors in the crash, but authorities are awaiting a toxicology report from the Office of the Medical Investigator to make an official determination.
Court documents show that Harris had a history of drinking and driving. In June 2017, if they have been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated after the records indicated she had a blood alcohol content level of more than 0.15, nearly twice the legal limit. Harris was convicted in October of 2017, and was convicted and sentenced to an ignition interlock device installed in her car.
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The singer was cited for speeding in 2014, when she was clocked going 81 in a 60 km / h zone.
Court documents obtained by Fox News show, Harris was charged in May 2009 with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. However, she was granted a deferred judgment, a form of probation in Texas can be a “guilty” or “no contest” plea to be scrubbed from her record if she completed the terms and conditions of this agreement. Court documents show the charges against Harris were dismissed on May 19, 2012, just three years later.
Fox News’ Julius Young contributed to this report.