Another tragic car accident has been in Georgia's headlines in recent days. Atlanta R&B singer Natina Reed, a member of the female group Blaque, was hit and killed by a car late last Friday night. Ms. Reed is also known for her role in the popular teen movie "Bring it On", which was released in 2000. Ms. Reed was born in New York City but moved to Atlanta when she was four years old and had been involved in modeling and acting since a young age. She attended Cedar Grove High School in DeKalb County. Her 33rd birthday would have been Sunday and friends said she had many plans, including a reunion with Blaque and a reality show. She also has a 10 year old son, Tren, with rapper Kurupt.
At the time of the accident, Ms. Reed was on Lawrenceville Highway (US 29) near Hamilton Road just north of Lilburn. Police say they received a call at about 10:30pm saying a woman had been hit by a red Honda Accord. When emergency staff arrived, CPR was performed on Ms. Reed and she was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead less than half an hour later. The police said they were unsure if Ms. Reed was walking across the road or standing by it at the time of the accident, but so far there are no indications that the driver was criminally at fault and no charges have been brought.
Other than the driver and passenger in the car involved there appear to be no other witnesses to the incident. Police spokesman, Sgt. Rich Long, said, "There is not really anything in that area that's open at that time of night, that would be any kind of a draw to a person up there," adding to the uncertainty of what happened.
Her parents told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that they are looking for any help in shedding light on what happened that night. Her parents and police particularly want to know where she was coming from and where she was going on Friday night, given the unusual location where the accident occurred. Her mother, Tamara Goodridge, said they need answers about what happened to their daughter. Her parents say they believe she was on the phone when the accident happened, which could have been a contributing factor. Her mother told reporters, "She was full of life, tenacity, and a visionary; always a visionary and very good at what she did." She also said one of her daughters unrealized dreams was to go to college and law school to become an entertainment law attorney.
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