R&B singer Natina Reed hit and killed by car in Georgia

Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:21pm EDT

Singer and actress Natina Reed wears a winged outfit as she arrives for the premiere of her new film '' Bring It On'' in Los Angeles in this August 22, 2000 file photo. REUTERS/Rose Prouser

Singer and actress Natina Reed wears a winged outfit as she arrives for the premiere of her new film '' Bring It On'' in Los Angeles in this August 22, 2000 file photo.

Credit: Reuters/Rose Prouser

(Reuters) - Natina Reed, a member of the R&B singing trio Blaque, was struck and killed by a car as she walked in a major roadway in Georgia, police said on Saturday.

Reed, who also appeared in the cheerleader movie "Bring It On" in 2000, would have turned 33 on Sunday.

She was struck by a car at about 10:30 p.m. Friday on a state highway just north of the Atlanta suburb of Lilburn, Gwinnett County Police Sergeant Rich Long said.

The car's driver called 911 and a passenger performed CPR but Reed was pronounced dead at an area medical center, police said. Authorities ruled the driver was not at fault and no charges were expected to be filed, Long said.

Investigators were trying to determine why Reed was in the road, Long said.

As part of Blaque, Reed performed the 1999 hits "Bring It All to Me" and "808" with fellow members Shamari Fears DeVoe and Brandi Williams.

Reed's fellow group members said in a statement on Saturday that Blaque had recently reunited and the group was working on an album and a reality show.

"My world as I know it has forever changed," DeVoe said on Twitter on Saturday. "Until we meet again, may you find comfort in the arms of an angel. I love you Natina."

(Reporting by Colleen Jenkins; Editing by Bill Trott)

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Comments (2)
“driver was not at fault…” implying she was walking in the path of traffic. Like most successful artist, it sounds like fame and $$ had lead to drugs and/or alcohol use, and she couldn’t recognize danger until it was too late.

Oct 27, 2012 10:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BuffaloGirl wrote:
@ Passing_Trucker

Well unless you were there, how would you know what happened or why she was there in the road? What an unhelpful comment for her grieving family and friends.

My heart goes out to those who knew and were close to her.

Oct 28, 2012 1:52am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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