Country-music singer Kylie Rae Harris died in a three-vehicle car crash in New Mexico Wednesday. She was 30.
“We are heartbroken to confirm that Harris passed away in a car accident last night,” Harris’ publicist told Billboard Thursday. “We have no further details to share, and ask for privacy for her family at this time.”
The Taos County Sheriff’s Office said a 16-year-old driver was also killed in the collision. A third driver was apparently uninjured. Police believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.
Before the accident, the singer had posted to social media that she was low on fuel.
“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,” Harris wrote on Twitter.
Harris released her self-titled EP in March. She was particularly proud of a song titled “Twenty Years From Now,” which she wrote for her 6-year-old daughter, Corbie. Harris lost her father to cancer and said she wrote the song because she realizes some kids don't get to know their parents as adults themselves, she said.
“It scared me thinking that it was totally possible I could be gone before my daughter reaches that point,” she told Billboard at the time. “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."
A GoFundMe has been started to raise money for the star’s funeral, which the rest to be put toward a college fund for her daughter.
“Everyone that knew Kylie knew how much she loved her family and, beyond that, how much she loved music,” her publicist’s statement also said. “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.”