Country music star Kylie Rae Harris was allegedly drunk when her vehicle caused a crash in New Mexico on September that killed a high school driver and herself.
According to a statement on Facebook from the Taos County Sheriff’s office, Harris’ toxicology reports indicated that the 30 year old singer had a blood alcohol level of 0.28, which is three times over the legal limit.
Maria Cruz, 16, was also killed in the Sept. 4 crash on Highway 522. The Taos High School junior was struck head on. Maria’s father is the deputy chief of the San Cristóbal Volunteer Fire Department who happened upon the crash as first responders were assisting the victims, as per Taos News.
“The now completed investigation supports what we suspected at the time of our initial investigation” Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe said in Thursday’s statement.
The statement from the sheriff’s office has now said that Harris was travelling at a speed of 102 miles per hour at the time of the first collision, before crossing into the oncoming lane and hitting another vehicle at 95 miles per hour.
“The family of Kylie Rae Harris received the toxicology report and deeply regret that alcohol contributed to the tragic deaths of Maria Elena Cruz and Kylie,” it said. “No family should have to endure the tragic heartbreak of losing a child.”