Ashley Ross, a star of the reality television series “Little Women: Atlanta,” has died after she was involved in a car crash Sunday night, her publicist said.
Ross was known as Minnie on the Lifetime show, which followed the lives of six women with dwarfism trying to break into Atlanta’s hip-hop and rap scene.
Liz Dixson confirmed early Tuesday morning that Ross died of injuries from an accident on Old National Highway. She was 34.
“The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time,” Dixson said in a statement.
Fans quickly made “Minnie” the top trending subject in Atlanta on Twitter.
Ross’ publicist described the crash as a hit-and-run, but police indicated Ross lost control of her vehicle and crossed into oncoming traffic.
According to South Fulton police, Ross’ Nissan Sentra hit a curb along Old National Highway near the intersection of Lantern Lane. She lost control, crossed into the northbound lanes and hit a Ford Focus head-on, police spokesman Lt. Derrick Rogers said.
Ross was taken to a hospital with serious injuries after the crash. The driver of the Ford sustained only minor injuries, Rogers said.
He did not release any other details, citing an ongoing investigation.
A viewing is scheduled for Friday, May 8, at Olivet Baptist Church in Chattanooga. A memorial for Ross on Saturday, May 9, will be closed to the public but will be streamed live online at msminniemedia.com.
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