Report: R&B artist was wearing dark clothing, crossing poorly lit road

Natina Reed

Natina Reed

LAWRENCEVILLE -- An incident report released to the Daily Post Wednesday shed only slightly more light on the death of R&B artist Natina Reed, fatally struck by a car last week in Lawrenceville.

Reed was walking across U.S. Highway 29 near Hamilton Road at about 10:30 p.m. Friday night when she was hit by a car. The driver reportedly called 911 and Reed -- a member of the '90s R&B group Blaque -- was transported to Gwinnett Medical Center and later pronounced dead.

No charges are expected to be filed, but police have issued a public request for any information as to why Reed may have been in the area.

The Gwinnett County police report obtained Wednesday listed Reed's address as an extended stay motel on Jimmy Carter Boulevard in Norcross -- some 12 miles away from the accident scene.

The report said that, "due to no artificial lighting and the dark clothing that (Reed) was wearing," the driver, a 22-year-old Lawrenceville woman, never saw Reed in the roadway.

"It is unknown at this time where (Reed) was coming from or going to," police said.

Authorities said it was unknown if alcohol played a factor on Reed's part.

No other updates on the case were available Wednesday, Gwinnett County police spokesman Cpl. Edwin Ritter said.

Fellow Blaque members Brandi Williams and Shamari Fears-DeVoe issued a statement to E! News saying the group had reunited this fall and was in the process of working on a new album and a reality show.

"Natina was a mother, sister, accomplished songwriter, artist and friend," the statement said. "We ask for your prayers at this time for Natina's family. She will forever be missed and her global influence eternally felt. We thank God for the experiences we shared."

Reed also starred in the 2000 cheerleading movie "Bring It On."


kipkm68 2 years, 11 months ago

My condolences to the family. This was such an innocent death, which should not have happened. Though nothing other than dark clothing on a poorly-lit street is construed to be the cause from the driver who hit her, but its hard to fathom that she was there at this time of the night and too if she did not see the headlights of the vehicle?


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