Natina Reed, who starred in the 2000 cheerleader flick Bring it On and was a member of R&B group Blaque, died Friday night after being hit by a car in Gwinnett, Ga., near Atlanta. She was 32.
A statement from the Gwinnett Police Department revealed that the driver of the vehicle called 911 for assistance.
"Preliminary information indicates that Reed was in the roadway on Lawrenceville Highway near Hamilton Road when struck," the statement says. The investigation is ongoing but thus far, the driver is "determined to be not at fault and there are no charges pending."
Natina's Bring it On co-star Eliza Dushku Tweeted, "Natina Reed, such a beautiful young talented woman, my Bring it On sis, so sad to hear…" #tragic."
Natina was a protege of TLC's Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, who also died in a car accident in 2002. She is survived by her 10-year-old son, Tren Brown, whose father is rapper Kurupt.
Natina's Bring it On co-star Gabrielle Union also took to Twitter, saying simply, "#RIP #Sad #BringitOn."
Fromer Blaque members Brandi Williams and Shamari Fears-DeVoe issued a joint statement today:
"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."
Blaque's best-known hit, "Bring it All to Me" peaked at number five on the Billboard Top 100 in January 2000.
Our thoughts are with Natina's family and friends at this time.