Saturday, October 27, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
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)
LAWRENCEVILLE -- Natina Reed, a member of the R&B singing trio Blaque, was struck and killed by a car as she walked on a busy thoroughfare near Lawrenceville, police said.
Reed, who also appeared in the cheerleader movie "Bring It On" in 2000, would have turned 33 on Sunday.
The accident happened about 10:30 p.m. on U.S. Highway 29 near Hamilton Road. No charges are expected, said Gwinnett police Cpl. Edwin Ritter.
Police and firefighters arrived to find a bystander performing CPR on Reed at the scene. She was pronounced dead a short time later at Gwinnett Medical Center, Ritter said.
A preliminary investigation indicates that Reed was in the roadway when she was struck. Only the vehicle's driver and a passenger witnessed the impact, Ritter said.
"The driver of the vehicle was determined to be not at fault, and there are no charges pending," he 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."
--Reuters contributed to this report