Country artist Taylor Dee has died at age 33 due to a car accident in Euless, Texas. The mom of two young kids was planning to release an acoustic EP Why Would I later this year.

By LINDSAY WEINBERG 

A rising star in country-western music died last Sunday night after her 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer struck a barrier when she missed the turn on a highway exit just outside of Dallas as investigators suspect alcohol may have been a factor.

Taylor Dee, 33, was believed to be on the path to stardom just before the fatal accident on March 14. She leaves behind two young children – a son, Vayden, and a daughter, River.

‘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, told KULR-TV.

According to police, Dee, whose legal name is Taylor Dawn Carroll, was driving her truck eastbound along the toll lane of State Highway 183 in Euless just before 10:30pm.

As she approached the exit to Highway 360, she is believed to have missed the turn by a split-second.

After striking the barrier, the vehicle rolled on its side and hit an overhead sign.

The impact ejected Dee from the truck, according to Euless Police Sgt. Scott Peterson.

Peterson said she was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

Dee was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, police said. She was ejected from the vehicle as it rolled onto its side and hit an overhead sign, according to investigators

Chad Roland, a songwriter based in Nashville, mourned his friend.

‘Truly the music world has no idea what kind of loss they have suffered,’ he said. 

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