Country singer Kylie Rae Harris, 30, dies in three-vehicle car crash
Country singer-songwriter Kylie Rae Harris has died following a car crash in New Mexico involving three vehicles, in which a teenager also died.
The wreck took place on State Road 522 about 70 miles north of Santa Fe in Taos, where Harris, 30, was scheduled to perform Thursday, according to Saving Country Music, which first reported her passing. A 16-year-old driving one of the other vehicles also died, while the third vehicle’s driver was uninjured.
“We are heartbroken to confirm that Kylie Rae Harris passed away in a car accident last night,” the young mother’s publicist said in a statement to Billboard, requesting privacy for Harris’ family. “The best tribute to her unmatched enthusiasm for both [family and music] is to spread as much love as you can today, and listen to music that fully inspires you.”
In March, Harris released the song, “Twenty Years From Now.”
In the emotional track, written for Corbie, her 6-year-old daughter, Harris sings, “Twenty years from now/ My prayer is that somehow/ You’ll forgive all my mistakes and be proud of the choice I made/ God I hope I’m still around/ Twenty years from now.”
Citing the loss of her own father to cancer and a difficult visit with Corbie’s father, Harris told Billboard the song was inspired by her fear of not living to see her daughter grow up.
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