Little Women: Atlanta star Ashley “Ms. Minnie” Ross has died after succumbing to injuries following a car accident, the 34-year-old reality star’s publicist confirmed to theGrio in a statement early Tuesday morning.
Despite initial claims by Minnie’s publicist that she was involved in a hit and run, police said she lost control of her vehicle and crossed into oncoming traffic, according to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution.
“It is with profound sadness that we confirm on behalf of the family of Ashley Ross aka ‘Ms Minnie’ of Little Women Atlanta has succumbed to injuries from a tragic hit and run car accident today at the age of 34,” read the statement posted to Minnie’s official Instagram page on early Tuesday.
“The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”
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Full Statement from the management team of @MsMinnieLWA It is with profound sadness that we confirm on behalf of the family of Ashley Ross aka “Ms Minnie” of Little Women Atlanta has succumbed to injuries from a tragic hit and run car accident today at the age of 34. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time. Please direct all media requests to: Liz Dixson Publicist for Ms Minnie 404-410-6912 firstname.lastname@example.org
In an email to theGrio, Ross’s publicist Liz Dixson said the accident happened on Sunday in Atlanta. Ms. Minnie was pronounced dead on Monday night at approximately 10:30 p.m. at Grady Memorial Hospital.
South Fulton police said Ross’s Nissan Sentra hit a curb along Old National Highway near an intersection. Ross reportedly lost control of her vehicle, crossed into the northbound lanes and hit a Ford Focus head-on, said police spokesman Lt. Derrick Rogers.
Ross was Grady hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the Ford only sustained minor injuries.
Minnie rose to fame as a star on Lifetime’s Little Women: Atlanta, which followed an ensemble of little women and chronicled their lives in the city of Atlanta.
Minnie shared many intimate parts of her life on the popular show, including her relationship with rapper Pastor Troy. The cameras famously captured the moment she shared with him that she miscarried a child they had conceived together. She later revealed she was not actually pregnant.
Minnie also opened up about her estranged relationship with her father who left her and her mother when she was young. She allowed cameras to document a paternity test she had conducted in order to determine if the man in question was indeed her biological father.
Upon learning that he was her father, Minnie was brought to tears. “When I opened up the results and [saw] 99.9% my heart just stopped,” she said.
Her publicist wrote that she is survived by “her loving mother Tammy Jackson, Veronica Deloney (aunt), John Deloney (uncle), and beloved (grandmother) Rose Deloney.”
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