Rising country singer Taylor Dee died on March 14, 2021 after a car crash. She was 33 years old.
CBS DFW reports that Dee, born Taylor Dawn Carroll, was driving an SUV eastbound on the State Highway 183 toll lane in Euless. Officials say she attempted to take the exit to Highway 360, but slammed into a barrier, causing her SUV to roll and hit an overhead sign. Dee was ejected from the vehicle. Euless police say Dee was not wearing a seatbelt.
A second person in the vehicle had minor injuries and is expected to fully recover.
"Taylor Dee was the real deal - a true talent with a heart and passion not only for her music but for people," Linda Wilson, president of the Texas Country Music Association, said of Dee in a statement to CBS. "In every performance, her talent was evident, but more importantly she allowed her fans to know her heart. She will be missed tremendously."
Dee's first single, "The Buzz," was released in June of 2019 and had been played on several Texas radio stations.
Dee had recently released the song and video "Top Shelf Liquor."
Dee leaves behind a son and daughter.
A GoFundMe was created with Karla Terrell as the beneficiary.
"She was a great mother of two beautiful children that she will be leaving behind. She could make you laugh about the craziest things. Her spirit was so free and she had a voice that the angels could hear. She had your back even when you didn't know it," reads a statement on the online fundraiser. "Her laugh is something you can hear when she says LOL. She will be forever loved and missed. She left this world sooner than any of us were ready for. Please help our family be able to lay her to rest."