Friends and peers from country music took to social media yesterday (Sept. 5) to mourn the shocking death of Kylie Rae Harris.
Billboard reports that Harris died in a Wednesday evening (Sept. 4) car accident involving three cars on State Road 522. Another driver, a 16-year-old girl, was also killed in the accident. Harris was in New Mexico to perform a show in Taos on Thursday, September 5.
Per The Daily Mail, the 16-year-old, Maria Cruz, was the daughter of a first responder called to the scene.
Artists mourning Harris' passing included several fellow Texans.
It's been a tough morning," wrote Josh Abbott on Twitter. "News of (Harris') passing hit hard. The entire Texas music community hurts. Yet another reminder of 2 truths: we don't know when our time is up, and we should love our people as much as we can while we can."
In an Instagram story, Maren Morris celebrated an old friend she'd encountered long before stardom.
"Your soulful voice and Texas beauty was always jaw-dropping, even when we were teenagers at the Larry Joe Taylor festival," Morris wrote. "Thinking of your family and your precious baby girl right now. Rest in peace."
— Lauren Jenkins (@Lauren_Jenkins) September 5, 2019
The music world lost a beautiful, kind, and incredibly talented woman last night....rest in peace Kylie Rae Harris!
— Pat Green (@PATGREENMUSIC) September 5, 2019
— WadeBowen (@WadeBowen) September 5, 2019
A GoFundMe page for Harris' burial and a college fund for her six-year-old daughter Corbie has raised over $34,000 in less than a day. A separate campaign for Cruz's family has already surpassed its $2,000 goal.
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