#Roommates, fans are still mourning the shocking death of “Little Women: Atlanta” star Ashley “Ms. Minnie” Ross—and now there has been a new development to her cause of death. It was initially reported that Minnie died as a result of a hit-and-run accident in Atlanta, but now authorities confirm that wasn’t the case.
@USWeekly reports, the South Fulton County Police Department in Atlanta, Georgia is officially confirming the actual cause of death of Minnie. Despite earlier reports that she was an unfortunate victim of a hit-and-run, authorities now say that Minnie died due to a head-on collision. The police department said that she hit a curb and then crossed into oncoming traffic in another lane on Old National Highway and Flat Shoals Road, which is on Atlanta’s south side.
The other driver allegedly fled the scene and has not been arrested. Minnie’s publicist, Liz Dixson, said that Minnie was driving alone at approximately 11 p.m. on Sunday, April 26th, when her car was struck by another vehicle, leaving her unconscious. Her condition was described as “touch and go on the scene, but she did make it to the hospital.”
“They got a pulse and they did revive her. She was not DOA when it occurred. She was there basically 24 hours before she transitioned. They didn’t think she would make it to the morning, so we had a few more hours with her than could have happened. She passed away at 10:30 p.m. EST at Grady Memorial Hospital.”
As we previously reported, Minnie, 34, was transferred to Grady Memorial Hospital where she sadly died of her injuries. Her management team released the following statement on Instagram confirming her passing:
“It is with profound sadness that we confirm on behalf of the family of Ashley Ross a.k.a. ‘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.”
Meanwhile, Lifetime was scheduled to premiere the new season of “Little Women: Atlanta” this summer featuring Minnie, but it’s unclear if the premiere date will be pushed back. The network did issue a statement regarding her passing, saying “Lifetime and the “Little Women” family are deeply saddened to hear the tragic news of the sudden passing of Ashley Ross, our beloved ‘Ms. Minnie.’ Our heartfelt condolences go out to her family and friends. Ms. Minnie was an amazing talent and a special part of “Little Women: Atlanta.” She will be dearly missed.”
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