Country music singer Kylie Rae Harris was drunk when she caused a deadly crash in New Mexico in September that killed her and a high-school driver, officials said Thursday.
- BAC- 0.28- more than three times the legal limit.
- Hit and killed Maria Cruz, 16. 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.
- Harris was speeding in excess of 100 mph when she hit another vehicle before going head on and killing Maria Cruz.
- She was on her way to play at the Big Barn Dance Music Festival in Taos County.
“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 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that 10,511 people died in drunk-driving crashes in 2018, a decrease from 2017 when there were around 10,900 such deaths. It defines those fatalities as deaths involving a driver or motorcycle operator with a blood-alcohol level of .08 or greater.
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