Mangled car of Dixie Chicks founder Laura Lynch is pictured moments after her fatal head-on collision in Texas

  •  Lynch was  killed by a car which veered head on into her lane last week
  • The crash occurred outside of El Paso as she headed to nearby Dell City 
  • Lynch co-founded the Dixie Chicks in 1989 but left the band in 1995

Shocking videos show the mangled wreckage of the Dixie Chicks’ Laura Lynch’s fatal car crash.

Lynch, 65, was killed in a car crash outside of El Paso, Texas last week.

Her cousin Mick Lynch revealed that she had died while driving from El Paso to Dell City, which is about 96 miles east.

The Texas Department of Public Safety later confirmed the star’s death. 

Now heartbreaking video obtained by TMZ shows the catastrophic aftermath of the crash.

Heartbreaking video shows the crumpled remains of Dixie Chicks founder Laura Lynch’s car after her fatal crash

The crash appears to have occurred after another vehicle travelling in the opposite direction veered head on into Lynch’s lane

The footage shows the crumpled remains of the Ford F-150 Lynch was spotted driving at the time of the crash lying stricken at the side of the road, the outlet reports.

 Lynch played upright bass for the original quartet lineup of the Dixie Chicks, before jumping in on lead vocals later in her stint.

 The current trio lineup of the group changed its name to simply The Chicks in 2020 in the wake of racial justice protests spurred on by the murder of George Floyd.

According to a preliminary investigation by law enforcement, Lynch had been driving east on Highway 62 at the time she was killed.

Another car that was heading west reportedly crossed the dotted line in an undivided section of the two-way highway in order to pass a slower vehicle in front of it.

As the opposing vehicle pulled out into the east-bound lane, it hit Lynch’s car head-on, killing her. 

Lynch died in a car crash outside of El Paso, Texas last week

Lynch died in a car crash outside of El Paso, Texas last week

Lynch, 65, (second from right) was the superstar country group's lead vocalist

Lynch, 65, (second from right) was the superstar country group’s lead vocalist

Despite the severity of Lynch’s injuries, the other driver survived with non-life threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital.

The crash was apparently devastating, and the musician was declared dead at the scene.

In a statement posted to Instagram by the band, now known as the The Chicks, they paid tribute to Lynch. 

The statement said: ‘We are shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of Laura Lynch, a founding member of The Chicks. 

‘We hold a special place in our hearts for the time we spent playing music, laughing and traveling together. 

Laura was a bright light, her infectious energy and humor gave a spark to the early days of our band. 

‘Laura had a gift for design, a love of all things Texas and was instrumental in the early success of the band. 

‘Her undeniable talents helped propel us beyond busking on street corners to stages all across Texas and the mid-West. Our thoughts are with her family and loved ones at this sad time.’  

Lynch played bass and sang in the original line up of the band, releasing two albumsThank Heavens for Dale Evans’ in 1990 and ‘Little Ol’ Cowgirl’ in 1992. 

After leaving the band in 1995, Lynch went onto become a PR officer at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, and spent her free time oil painting.