Country music fans are mourning the loss of Kylie Rae Harris, who passed away on Wednesday. She was 30.
The star died in a fatal car accident in New Mexico while on her way to Taos for the Big Barn Dance Music Festival, according to EOnline.com.
Harris was one of two fatalities in the State Route 522 crash. A 16-year-old girl also died.
Kylie Rae’s publicist told Billboard in a statement, "We are heartbroken to confirm that Kylie Rae Harris passed away in a car accident last night. We have no further details to share, and ask for privacy for her family at this time. Everyone that knew Kylie knew how much she loved her family and, beyond that, how much she loved music."
The statement continued, "The best tribute to her unmatched enthusiasm for both is to spread as much love as you can today, and listen to music that fully inspires you.”
In a final tweet, Harris wrote, "Fuel range is 46 miles and I'm 36 from the nearest gas station Dear baby Jesus please don't let me get stranded in NM."
Fuel range is 46 miles and I’m 36 from the nearest gas station— Kylie Rae Harris (@KylieRH) September 4, 2019
Dear baby Jesus please don’t let me get stranded in NM
In a haunting series of Instagram Stories, she cried and grieved for her dad, telling fans that her father and grandparents had lived in Taos, but had since passed away.
She recalled driving the same roads with her dad and sister as a kid, and the time some cows appeared on the road. Her dad hit one, but told the girls it was just a cow guard.
As she was driving on Wednesday, Kylie had an encounter that reminded her of her dad.
“I started getting really sad and then all of a sudden these random cows showed up in the middle of the road… these cows appeared out of nowhere.”
She ended the story, saying, “We grieve in different ways.”