Who was Taylor Dee? Texas Country singer, 33, dies in tragic car crash, cops suspect she may have been drunk
Talor Dee, a rising country singer lost her life in a horrific car crash in Euless, Texas on March 14. According to reports, the 33-year-old musician whose real name was Taylor Dawn Carroll, "struck a barrier" after missing a turn while driving her 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer on the State Highway 360. The crash is said to have occurred in the night.
The impact from the crash is believed to have ejected Dee from her truck and the police have reported that she wasn't wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. A man who was reportedly sitting in the passenger's seat survived the crash with a broken toe. As per Daily Mail, he had his seat belt on. Meanwhile, investigators have established that alcohol could have played a role in "delaying Dee’s reaction time, causing her to miss the turn". The toxicology reports are yet to confirm the suspicion.
Who was Taylor Dee?
Dee, was a rising country star on the Texas circuit and had gained prominence with her debut album which released in 2019. Several of its tracks including 'The Buzz', 'Sawtooth,' 'Take Me Down,' 'I Hope You’re Happy Now' and 'Pretty Ugly' was often played on the radio. According to Hollywood Life, she was on stage two days prior to her death performing in a concert at Rancho Loma Vineyards in Forth Worth, Texas.
Remembering the talented artist, her agent told E! News, "Taylor caught people’s attention everywhere she went with her large wild personality and charming smile. She blew listeners away every time she stepped in front of the mic. The power of her beautiful vocals were felt deep within the soul. Her energy and passion were so contagious that she left every show with a new team of supporters and fans.”
She auditioned for 'American Idol' and 'The Voice '
Even though Dee rose to popularity in the past two years, she had previously tried her luck with singing reality shows. While she auditioned for 'American Idol' in 2009, she tried for 'The Voice' in 2015, according to her website. However, she was rejected both the times and talking about the experience she has noted on her website she "felt defeated” after “striking out again and again".
Dee had a 'hard' childhood
Her website further states that she "grown up in a broken home" with her older brother Chad and her mother. Things were very hard for her as a child amongst all of the fighting between her parents, and her family being very poor Taylor turned to music for healing. It became her safe place. She was very quiet and shy as a kid and just kept to herself journaling, writing poetry, and listening to all of her favorite artists."
Dee's friend and a songwriter based in Nashville mourned her loss, "I first met Taylor in October 2018 but it felt as if we knew each other many lifetimes. 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. ruly the music world has no idea what kind of loss they have suffered."
Dee is survived by a son Vayden and daughter River, both under 14.
A GoFundMe campaign has also been launched in her name with a goal of $15,000 and $12,835 has already been raised toward it.