Killed Teen in Kylie Rae Harris Crash: Maria Elena Cruz Biography, Wiki, Age, Family, Net Worth, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Fast Facts You Need to Know

Maria Elena Cruz Biography

Maria Elena Cruz Biography

Maria Elena Cruz was a teenager from San Cristóbal. She was The Taos High School student. Another victim of the crash was a famous singer and the songwriter Kylie Rae Harris, 30, of Wylie, Texas who was on her way to perform at the Big Barn Dance, a four-day music festival in Taos.  Both were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.

Maria Elena Cruz Age

She was 16 years old.

Maria Elena Cruz Education, School

Students and faculty at Taos High School were in shock Thursday morning as news of the loss of one of their own spread, with many visibly shaken. Maria Cruz had grown up with them, attending Taos Public Schools.

She was “beautiful, intelligent, kind, hard-working, and inspirational,” wrote one of her former teachers Patsy Anglada Alaniz on Facebook. “Her tragic death has impacted many young lives, former teachers, her beloved parents and little sister. ”

Maria Elena Cruz Parents

Maria Elena Cruz from San Cristóbal was the daughter of Pedro Cruz, the deputy chief of the San Cristóbal Volunteer Fire Department

Maria Elena Cruz Accident

The Sheriff’s Office determined Harris was driving south on State Road 522 toward Taos in a 2017 black Chevrolet Equinox. She clipped the back of a black Chevrolet Avalanche sending Harris’ vehicle into the northbound lane, causing her to hit the white 2008 Jeep driven by the teenage girl head-on. Both of them died at the scene. The third driver was uninjured.

Maria Elena Cruz Car Crash Investigation

Investigators with the Taos County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday evening speed appeared to be a contributing factor to the crash. The Sheriff’s Office also said alcohol was suspected as a contributing factor as well, but investigators are awaiting a toxicology report from the Office of the Medical Investigator.

Maria Elena Cruz Funeral Fundraising Dinner

A dinner originally planned to raise funds for the San Cristóbal Community Center will now be a fundraiser to help the Cruz family with funeral costs. The dinner is from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Friday (Sept. 6) at the San Cristóbal Community Center in the village near the fire department. A Full Course Enchilada (Green, Red or Veggie) Dinner Plate $10 Adults, $5 Children.

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