Taylor Dee, rising country music star, dies after car accident

Rising country music star Taylor Dee has died following a rollover car crash in Texas.

The death of the 33-year-old musician was confirmed by Linda Wilson, president of the Texas Country Music Association, to KTVT.

“Taylor Dee was the real deal — a true talent with a heart and passion not only for her music but for people,” she said in a statement.

“In every performance, her talent was evident, but more importantly she allowed her fans to know her heart. She will be missed tremendously.”

Authorities say Dee was killed in the crash on 14 March on State Highway 183 near Euless, Texas.

Euless City Police Department Chief Mike Brown said that investigators believe Dee was attempting to exit to Highway 360 when she may have missed the turn.

“She struck a barrier,” the police chief said.

Dee was reportedly not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown out of her 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer.

A male passenger in the car, who was wearing a seatbelt, survived with minor injuries – though Euless authorities declined to identify the passenger.

Dee, whose legal name is Taylor Dawn Carroll, was the mother of two young children – her son, Vayden, and daughter, River.

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