Drunk and driving 102 mph, Collin County country singer crushed and killed her and another 16-year-old girl
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Driving as fast as 102 miles an hour, Country singer Kylie Rae Harris was impaired by alcohol and made an accident that killed her and a 16-year-old girl in New Mexico, according to authorities on Thursday.
Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe reported toxicology tests showed that a 30-year-old Wylie native named Harris had a blood-alcohol level of .28 percent. The reading is more than 3 times the legal limit for impaired driving. Meanwhile, Hogrefe said the other person who was driving one of two other vehicles involved in the crash, had no alcohol in her system. She is a Taos High student Maria Elena Cruz of nearby San Cristobal.
Investigators believe that Harris clipped the back of a vehicle and careened into oncoming traffic, then she struck Cruz’ vehicle head-on. Moreover, on-board computer data showed when the accident occurred, Harris was driving 95 mph. Fortunately, the driver of the vehicle that was clipped was not injured.
As shown in Collin County court records, Harris was convicted of driving while she was intoxicated in Allen, with her blood alcohol content exceeding 0.15 percent in 2017. She was sentenced for 5 days in jail, and her driver’s license was suspended for 180 days. Also, she was required to have an ignition interlock device installed on her private vehicle.