Country star Kylie Rae Harris’ blood alcohol three times legal limit in fatal crash

FILE PHOTO: Country singer and songwriter Kylie Rae Harris died in a three-car accident Wednesday night in New Mexico.

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FILE PHOTO: Country singer and songwriter Kylie Rae Harris died in a three-car accident Wednesday night in New Mexico.

Rising country star Kylie Rae Harris was drunk and speeding at the time of the September crash that killed her and a teenage driver, New Mexico authorities confirmed.

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Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe stated in a news release late Thursday that investigators have determined Harris, 30, was traveling as fast as 102 mph with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.28, or more than three times the legal limit, just before the Sept. 4 crash that killed both the singer and Maria Elena Cruz, 16, of nearby San Cristobal.

According to The Dallas Morning News, Hogrefe said investigators believe Harris clipped the back of one vehicle, careened into oncoming traffic and then struck Cruz' vehicle head-on.

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