Natina Reed dies in road accident

Los Angeles: Singer and actress Natina Reed has died in a road traffic accident, two days ahead of her 33rd birthday.

Reed was also a former member of R&B trio Blaque reported Los Angeles Times online.

Police in Gwinnett, Georgia said that they had received a call reporting that a pedestrian had been hit by a vehicle.

"The driver of the vehicle contacted 911 to request assistance. Natina Reed was pronounced dead at Gwinnett Medical Centre at 10.59 pm ET," a statement read.

Police also confirmed that while the investigation into Reed`s death is ongoing, there are currently no charges pending.

Blaque`s Brandi Williams and Shamari Fears-DeVoe said in a joint statement, "We are devastated by the loss of our group member, sister and friend Natina Reed. Because of the enormous support of Blaque fans and our love for each another, Blaque officially reunited this fall and we were in the process of working on a new album and a reality show.

"Natina continuously embodied the pioneering spirit of Blaque and her undeniable creativity touched the hearts of fans everywhere. Natina was a mother, sister, accomplished songwriter, artist and friend.

"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," they added.

Reed also appeared in the films ‘Honey’ and ‘Bring it On’, and was also believed to be working on new solo material in addition to the reunion with Blaque.

Reed is survived by Tren Brown, her 10-year-old son from ex-boyfriend Kurupt.