TAOS, N.M. (KRQE) – An up-and-coming country singer was killed Wednesday night in a car crash near Taos.
Sitting in her car Wednesday evening, Kylie Rae Harris spoke to her followers on Instagram saying she had just arrived in Taos. “For those of you who don’t know, I spent 20 years of my life coming to Taos,” she said. “Literally, everybody that was here has passed away, except for my uncle, and including my dad.”
Kylie Rae Harris’ death was confirmed by a representative. The Taos County Sheriff’s Office says the crash involved three vehicles on state road 522. The drivers of two of the vehicles were killed.
One was 30-year-old Harris of Wylie, Texas. The other was a 16-year-old from San Cristobal, New Mexico. Investigators believe drinking was involved, but they aren’t saying by whom.
Harris was scheduled to play at the Michael Hearne’s 17th Annual Big Barn Dance Music Festival in Taos on Thursday.”We found out early this morning and it was totally devastating,” Hearne said.
Hearne said they’ve dedicated this year’s festival to Harris.”So we’re just hugging each other, telling each other we love each other and it’s a beautiful thing,” he said. “Kylie Rae would have wanted it this way.”
Harris leaves behind a young daughter.