Kandice Hutchinson, a contestant on the upcoming U.S. dating show "A Double Shot at Love," has been killed in a car crash, TMZ reported Friday.

Hutchinson's car was rear-ended Oct. 21 in Euless, Texas, shortly after she taped her last appearance for the MTV show. She was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene, the entertainment news Web site said.

Sources close to the series told TMZ that producers have been in touch with Hutchinson's family and they agreed footage of her should remain in the show.

Usmagazine.com said Hutchinson, 22, was among the 24 contestants competing for the love of the show's bisexual twin sisters, Rikki and Vikki.

"We were deeply saddened to hear about the loss of Kandice," an MTV representative told Usmagazine.com in a statement. "We plan to air a tribute during the season."

The show is slated to premiere Tuesday.