Blaque’s Natina Reed Killed in Pedestrian Car Accident
Reed was allegedly killed Friday night, Oct. 26, while she was crossing a street near Atlanta, Ga., according to songwriter-producer Isaac Hayes III, which was reported by Vibe.com. He tweeted: "R.I.P. Natina Reed of the Group Blaque. Killed by a Hit & Run last night. So sad."
Authorities told E! News: "Reed was in the roadway on Lawrenceville Highway near Hamilton Road when struck," and that "the driver immediately called 911." Reed was pronounced dead at Gwinnett Medical Center at 10:59 p.m. EST.
While Reed's family haven't commented yet, her group members in Blaque, Sharmari (Fears) DeVoe and Brandi Williams have expressed their sadness on Twitter. Williams tweeted: "Last night the world was changed forever, life will never be the same....she was my sister." DeVoe wrote: "My heart and my soul is in so much pain. My sister, my best friend, I will always love you. My world as I know it has forever changed. Until we meet again, may you find comfort in the arms of an angel. I love you Natina."
Reed was a protegee of TLC's Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, who died in a 2002 car accident.
She's survived by her 10-year-old son, Tren Brown, whose father is rapper Kurupt. Reed would've turned 33 tomorrow, Oct. 27.
Authorities said that the driver was "determined to be not at fault, and there are no charges pending," but the investigation is ongoing.