According to the Associated Press, country singer Kylie Rae Harris was killed in a car crash in New Mexico. Harris was driving to perform at a music festival in Taos.
The 30-year-old singer from Texas and another driver, aged 16, were killed in a three-vehicle crash. The third driver survived the crash unharmed which occurred on State Road 522 last night, September 4th.
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) September 5, 2019
Harris’ publicist said in a statement released to Billboard. “We are heartbroken to confirm that Kylie Rae Harris passed away in a car accident last night, 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.”
According to the NME, Harris’ final post on social suggested that she was running out of gas. “Fuel range is 46 miles and I’m 36 from the nearest gas station. Dear baby Jesus please don’t let me get stranded in NM,” she wrote on Twitter.
Fuel range is 46 miles and I’m 36 from the nearest gas station
Dear baby Jesus please don’t let me get stranded in NM
— Kylie Rae Harris (@KylieRH) September 4, 2019
The singer also posted a final Instagram story on route to the show:
“I just got to Taos, I’m playing this festival here. I love this festival, for those of you who don’t know…my grandparents lived here, my uncle still lives here, but literally everybody that was here has passed away except my uncle and including my dad and I’m going to cry, driving these roads you would think.”
“I’ve been driving for almost 12 hours, you’d think that’s so exhausting and boring but the last couple of hours just driving through the mountains, remembering my place in the backseat as a little kid when my dad was making these treks here it was the f**king best.”.
Kylie Rae Harris last instagram stories. pic.twitter.com/iSXybaMV1E
— Marissa 🦇🌙 (@jasonrobbedroy) September 5, 2019
Originally a church singer, Harris penned her first song at 14. She released two records and her most recent self-titled EP in March. RIP.
Take me back 🇲🇽 pic.twitter.com/jMYrmeuwj8
— Kylie Rae Harris (@KylieRH) October 18, 2017