Up-and-coming country singer Taylor Dee has died in a car crash at the age of just 33.

The Texas-based singer was reportedly driving an SUV along State Highway 183 near Euless, Texas, when she missed her exit and slammed into a barrier, causing the vehicle to roll.  Dee – who wasn’t wearing a seatbelt – was ejected from the vehicle.

Another person involved in the crash sustained only minor injuries.  The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s office is performing toxicology tests to determine whether alcohol played a role in the accident – the case is currently cited as ‘pending’.

Speaking to the media, Texas Country Music Association president Linda Wilson confirmed the news, saying that Dee was a rising star and a huge part of the Texas country music community.

“Taylor Dee was the real deal,” she said, adding: “A true talent with a heart and passion not only for her music but for people. She will be missed tremendously.”

Dee released her first single ‘Buzz’ in 2019 and most recently shared her newest music video ‘Top Shelf Liquor’ to her YouTube channel in January this year.

She leaves behind two children; a son, Vayden, and daughter, River.