Kylie Rae Harris: Drunk and Speeding at Time of Fatal Crash

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We have a tragic update on the death of Kylie Rae Harris.

As previously detailed, the country singer was killed about three months ago via a car accident in New Mexico.

She was 30 years old.

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The awful news was confirmed by Harris' publicist, who a statement at the time that read as follows:

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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Harris left behind a six-year old daughter and a 16-year old was also killed in the accident.

Just so terrible all around.

Shortly after news of the fatalities went viral, there was talk that Harris may have been drunk while behind the wheel.

And now that talk has been confirmed.

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In documents obtained by E! News on Thursday, it was reveled that the artist died from blunt force trauma as a result of the high-speed accident, which took place on September 4.

Moreover, toxicology tests have concluded that Harris had a blood-alcohol concentration of .28 -- more than three times the legal limit -- when she struck an oncoming vehicle driven by the afoermentioned late teenager.

The Taos County Sheriff's Office also said on Thursday that Harris was speeding at 102 miles per hour when she hit the rear of one vehicle before careening another car at 95 miles per hour.

Both Harris and the 16-year old victim were pronounced dead at the scene, while a third driver escaped injury.

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"The now completed investigation supports what we suspected at the time of our initial investigation and my earlier press release that stated alcohol consumption was suspected and speeding was a factor," Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe said in a statement.

In 2017, Harris was convicted of driving while intoxicated and ordered to install an ignition interlock device on her vehicle.

Three years earlier, she reportedly received a speeding citation.

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The singer was on her way to a music festival in New Mexico when the fatal accident occurred.

She eerily recorded a video of herself shortly before passing away, during which she reflected on her past and the deaths of those close to her.

"Driving these roads -- I’ve been driving for 12 hours -- you would think that’s so exhausting and boring but like, the last couple of hours driving through the mountains, I’m just remembering my place in the backseat as a little kid when my dad was making these treks here," said Harris, adding:

“It was the f-ckin best, and I started getting really sad.”

She was dead four hours later.

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