Kylie Rae Harris Dies in Car Crash; Country Singer Was 30

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Tragic news out of the world of country music.

Kylie Rae Harris, a popular artist in this industry, died from injuries she sustained in a car accident on Wednesday, September 4.

She was 30 years old.

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The fatal crash took place in New Mexic, with Taos county dispatch confirming to E! News and other outlets that the incident occurred on State road 522 and that there was two fatalities: 

A 16-year-old girl and 30-year-old woman.

The awful news was subsequently confirmed by Harris' publicist, who issued the following statement:

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.

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The singer, who leaves behind a six-year old daughter, actially Tweeted shortly before she  died that she was low on gas at one point during her journey.

"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.

Her Instagram Story echoed a similar sentiment:

"Current Sitch: Iffy."

A boomerang video showed she had "low fuel range," with the red needle almost past empty.

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In another series of social media videos, the late artist explained why she was making this trek in the first place.

She emotionally remember sitting in the backseat as a child as her dad, who's now deceased, drove her down the very same road on which she ended up passing away.

"Alright, I look a mess," she said, adding:

"It's 'cause I've been crying! It's okay though. It's a good cry.

"I just got to Taos, New Mexico, and I'm playing this festival here called the Big Barn Dance. I love this festival."

"But for those of you who don't know," she continued...

"I spent the last 20 years of my life coming to Taos with my dad and my sister.

"My grandparents lived here, my uncle still lives here. But basically, literally everybody that was here has passed away, except for my uncle, and including my dad."

Pretty eerie, huh?

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Harris released her self-titled EP in March.

She previously told Billboard that the track “Twenty Years From Now" was inspired by her daughter, Corbie.

“It scared me thinking that it was totally possible I could be gone before my daughter reaches that point,” she said this spring.

“I want to meet my kid’s kids. Getting to the age your parents were when you were a child brings a whole lot of perspective.”

Country star Maren Morris paid tribute to the Harris shortly after learning she had died, writing on her Instagram Story:

Damn. I just heard the news and I'm in shock. @kylierh, you have always been so sweet and supportive of me.

Your soulful voice and Texas beauty was always jaw-dropping, even when we were teenagers at the Larry Joe Taylor festival. Thinking of your family and your precious baby girl right now.

Rest In Peace.

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Just such awful news all around.

We send our condolences to the friends, family members and loved ones of Kylie Rae Harris.

May she rest in peace.

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