We are devasted to report this update from the investigation into country artist Kylie Rae Harris ‘ death.
Back in September, it was determined the Big Ol’ Heartache singer was at fault in a appalling three-vehicle car crash that killed her, injured another driver, and claimed living conditions of 16 -year-old Maria Elena Cruz .
The star was on her space to the Big Barn Dance Music Festival in Taos, New Mexico when the accident happened — and police have now established she was drunk and driving at fantastically 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] showed Ms. Harris’ hastened at 102 km / hour at the time of the first crash event before crossing into the oncoming lane and striking Ms. Cruz’ vehicle at 95 km / hour .”
Wow. 102 miles per hour? That’s an extremely dangerous speed for even some of the most experienced drivers…
Authorities likewise shared finds from a toxicology report which shown Harris’ blood alcohol concentration rank was three times the legal limit for impaired driving at. 28. Meanwhile, teen operator Cruz had no alcohol in her system 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 believed at the time of our initial investigation and my earlier press release that stated alcohol uptake was suspected and hastening continues to contribute .”
UGH. We is impossible to 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 merely was she recording Instagram videos while in the driver’s seat, according to court records obtained by DailyMail.com , Harris had a history of wino driving, too.