Police Need Your Help in Natina Reed Investigation.
She was fatally struck by a vehicle while standing in a roadway north of Liburn, reports the Atltanta Journal-Constitution.
Details of the investigation are scant, but department spokesman Sgt. Rich Long says the driver may not be at fault.
“As of right now, it does not appear that the driver has any fault in this event,” said Long, who added that it was the driver who contacted police about the accident. The driver, who was not immediately identified, was not expected to be charged, the spokesman said.
Long corrected earlier reports on MTV.com and Vibe.com and in multiple Twitter postings that the death was caused by a hit-and-run driver. Reed, a 32-year-old protégé of the late TLC singer Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, would have celebrated her 33rd birthday Sunday.
Long said investigators were still trying to determine why Reed was in the roadway and whether she was crossing or walking alongside it. The spokesman said CPR was performed at the scene and Reed was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 10:59 p.m.
She is survived by a son, Tren, from a relationship with fellow rapper Kurupt. In a statement on Twitter, Kurupt said: “This is a tremendous loss to our family.”