Singer Taylor Dee Dies In Car Crash At 33
Rising country singer Taylor Dee died in a car crash at 33.
Dee, born Taylor Dawn Carroll, died on March 14 in Euless, Texas from injuries she sustained in a rollover crash. She was driving on State Highway 183 around 10:30 p.m. when she slammed into a barrier, missing a turn for an exit.
Her SUV rolled over, hit an overhead sign and Dee flew out of the car as she was not wearing a seat belt, according to Euless police. The second passenger in the car had minor injuries and is expected to make a full recovery.
The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office is currently performing a toxicology screening to determine if alcohol played a part in the accident. The case is still being investigated by local officials.
Dee’s first sing, “The Buzz” was released in June 2019 and frequently played on several Texas radio stations.
“I first met Taylor in October 2018 but it felt as if we knew each other many lifetimes,” songwriter and friend Chad Roland told KURL8. “Since then we have played music, laughed, shared stories and a few secrets, wrote, cried, toured, prayed and fought. Needless to say, we were close. We genuinely loved each other and we hoped that love spilled into the music.”
Linda Wilson, president of the Texas Country Music Association told KURL8 that Dee’s death shocked the entire music community. “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 every performance, her talent was evident but more importantly she allowed her fans to know her heart. She will be missed tremendously.”
Dee is survived by a young son and daughter. A GoFundMe campaign was set up to help cover funeral expenses.