We are devasted to report this update from the inquiry into country artist Kylie Rae Harris ‘ death.
Back in September, it was determined the Big Ol’ Heartache singer was at fault in a heartbreaking three-vehicle car crash that killed her, injured another move, and claimed the life of 16 -year-old Maria Elena Cruz .
The star was on her path to the Big Barn Dance Music Festival in Taos, New Mexico when industrial accidents happened — and police have recently been proved she was drunk and driving at incredibly high speeds.
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A spokesperson for the Taos County Sheriff’s Office approved their findings in a press release on Thursday 😛 TAGEND
” Data[ from the cars’ on-board computers] evidenced Ms. Harris’ speed at 102 miles per hour at the time of the first conflict episode before intersecting into the oncoming lane and striking Ms. Cruz’ vehicle at 95 miles per hour .”
Wow. 102 km / hour? That’s an extremely dangerous hasten for even some of the most experienced drivers…
Authorities too shared findings from a toxicology report which shown Harris’ blood booze concentration tier was three times the legal limit for impaired driving at. 28. Meanwhile, teen operator Cruz had no alcohol in her method at the time of the crash.
Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe said police initially supposed alcohol played a factor in the incident and is explained their office’s investigation 😛 TAGEND
” The now-completed investigation supports what we suspected at the time of our initial investigation and my earlier press release that stated alcohol intake was suspected and speeding continues to contribute .”
UGH. We can only imagine difficult this must be for the Cruz family to know this senseless tragedy could have been avoided with much better decision making on Harris’ part.
Not only was she recording Instagram videos while in the driver’s seat, according to court records obtained by DailyMail.com , Harris had a history of drunk driving, too.