Police, Parents Seeking Answers Following R&B Singer's Death

Singer and actress Natina Reed was killed after being struck by a car in unincorporated Lawrenceville, Ga. late Friday evening.

Gwinnett County Police are looking to speak to anyone who can provide more insight into the accidental death of singer and actress Natina Reed.

Reed, 32, was reportedly walking in the road on Lawrenceville Highway late Friday night when she was struck and killed near Hamilton Rd. The driver of the car did stop to call 911 and will not face charges.

However, GCPD investigators are still looking for answers. They would like to speak to "anyone who might have information about anything that could help us determine why she was there, anything to help us understand how this came together,” said GCPD spokesman Sgt. Rich Long to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Reed's parents also want to know where their daughter was coming from and where she was going when she hit and killed.

“She was full of life, tenacity and a visionary always a visionary and very good at what she did,” said Reed’s mother, Tamara Goodridge, to WSB-TV.

Her father told Channel 2 that Reed was on her cell phone as she was trying to cross Lawrenceville Highway.

Reed, a protege of TLC's Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, was a member of the 1990's R&B group Blaque. People.com reports Reed and fellow group members Shamari Fears DeVoe and Brandi Williams had reunited were working on an album and a reality show. An actress, Reed also co-starred in the 2000 cheerleading movie "Bring it On" with Gabrielle Union and Kirsten Dunst.

She leaves behind a 10 year old son, Tren Brown. The boy's father, rapper Kurupt, shared a message to Reed's fans on MTV.com: "Myself and Tren, Natina's son, would like to thank everyone for their love and support during this tragic time," said Kurupt. "This is a tremendous loss to our family. Natina was a great person and I wish everyone had the opportunity to meet her and know her as I did."

Reed would have turned 33 on Sunday. Instead, her family is now making funeral arrangements. Details are still pending.


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