Sheriff: Country singer was speeding at time of fatal crash

New Mexico

TAOS, N.M. (KRQE) – Taos County authorities say a rising country singer was not just speeding, but going way over the limit when she hit and killed a teenager head-on earlier this month.

The Taos County Sheriff’s Office says Kylie Rae Harris was driving her Chevy Equinox more than 100 mph along Highway 522 when she hit the back of a Chevy Avalanche.

Harris’ SUV hit a Jeep driven by 16-year-old Maria Elena Cruz. Deputies say Harris never hit the brakes.

Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe said speed was definitely a contributing factor in the crash. Investigators are still waiting on a toxicology report.

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