Gwinnett County police would like to speak with anyone who knows how R&B singer Natina Reed ended up on a dark stretch of highway before she was struck and killed by a passing motor vehicle late Friday night. Reed was 32.

Police are awaiting the results of toxicology reports to determine if Reed was impaired by alcohol or drugs as she walked along well-travelled Lawrenceville highway. Ironically, Reed may have been on foot because her driver's license was revoked following recent DUI convictions.

Gwinnett police received a call around 10:30 p.m. Friday that a woman had been struck by a red Honda Accord on Lawrenceville Highway (U.S. 29) near Hamilton Road, just north of Lilburn, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Early reports suggested that the former Blaque group member was the unfortunate victim of a hit-and-run as she walked home from a store. But those reports were proven false by police who say the driver and his passenger stopped, called 911 to report the accident and rendered aid to Reed as her broken body lay in the roadway. Reed was later pronounced dead at Gwinnett Medical Center.

Police also doubt the theory that Reed was returning home from a store. “It’s kind of a dark lit area,” police spokesman Sgt. Rich Long told the AJC. “There is not really anything in that area that's open at that time of night, that would be any kind of a draw to a person up there,” he said.

Police theorize that Reed may have been dropped off by someone in the area near where she was struck.

“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 police spokesman Sgt. Rich Long, who added: "As of right now, it does not appear that the driver has any fault in this event."

Reed had a history of alcohol and substance abuse dating back to her days as a member of the popular R&B group Blaque. Reed was arrested in DeKalb County on April 13 and charged with violating the open container laws and disorderly conduct. She was released the next day on a $420 bond.

She was arrested again on June 29, 2011 in Dunwoody, a suburb West of Atlanta. She was charged with DUI and driving with a revoked license and released two days later on $2,230 bond.

Reed's former band members expressed their sorrow on Twitter.com and Facebook Saturday.

Shamari Fears-DeVoe (pictured center), who is married to Ronald DeVoe of New Edition, tweeted, “My world as I know it has forever changed. Until we meet again, may you find comfort in the arms of an angel. I love you Natina.”

And band member Brandi Williams (pictured right) tweeted, “Last night the world was changed forever, life will never be the same….she was my sister.”

Reed was a cousin of the late TLC singer Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, who also died in a car accident in Honduras on April 25, 2002 at age 30. Reed is survived by a 10-year-old son, Tren Brown, by her former husband, rapper Kurrupt.

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    • Bedazzled His Razzle

      :(

      sad no one knows anything.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07711524201116001609 Dark-n-Lovely

      May she Rest In Peace. I was praying this wasnt true Saturday, I remember Left Eye pulled a 'missing' stunt shortly before her death for publicity and I was hoping, as cruel as it is, that she was following in her mentor's steps.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puSCLM8nLFU Mother Jefferson

      :no:

    • http://SandraRose.com Keesh

      I was just talking about this downstairs... Natina idiolized Left Eye...they died the same way

    • Bedazzled His Razzle

      @Dark I saw all the RIP stuff on FB and IG and didnt believe it because I know people are quick to jump on bandwagons. I looked it up this morning and here it is. It really is sad. I hope she made her peace. Tis all I got. I dont want to talk about anything that'll give me the case of the sads. :(

    • http://twritingexperts.wordpress.com StillB3lieve

      This is all around a sad story...

    • Bedazzled His Razzle

      @Luvn you was at Fantasy fest?? :spank: cant tell nobody :lol:

    • missmiami

      Sad but why the mugshot?

    • missmiami

      :offtopic: anybody watch The Walking Dead or Dexter

    • Donna del Gatto

      RIP this is so sad...

      I remember when she was broken up over Left Eye's death...she was only a year older than me :(

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Birdshu Bird

      Very very sad story. God bless her family and friends. R.I.P. Natina.

    • Bedazzled His Razzle

      missmiami says:

      Sad but why the mugshot?
      -----------
      yea I wanted to laugh at the mugshot but I decided to stay in the :kona: wouldnt be right seeing she lost her life and all.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07711524201116001609 Dark-n-Lovely

      @Bedazzled yeah FB and Twitter are always killing someone off. This seemed so random. Its just sad. And Sandra you wrong for using that mugshot and look at you breaking out your old exclusives. :thumbsup:

    • Trendsetter

      I couldn't help but think about how Left Eye died when I heard this story...I remember in that documentary that was filmed with Left Eye...she hit a lil boy and he died...and a few days later someone hit her and she died...now her cousin Natina got hit by a car and dies....hmmm

      May she (Natina) RIP

    • Bedazzled His Razzle

      Dark-n-Lovely says:

      @Bedazzled yeah FB and Twitter are always killing someone off.
      ----------
      I wait until the news report on it.. cant truss it on these social networking sites

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNDi1mpG5ps&feature=youtube_gdata_player Ace

      I always secretly wanted to bang her out after seeing 808... :ashamed:

      but she let her self go to the wild and ...just sad.... RIP

    • Bedazzled His Razzle

      I feel like watching Flavor of Love 1-3, and I Love New York 1-2 (was there a 3?)... :no:

    • Diva

      :wave: Morning Roses!!!!

      My new grandson arrived 10.26 @5:31 p.m. weighing 6lbs 7oz and 21inches long!! Mom & baby are doing well and went home yesterday. :woohoo: Thank you all for the prayers and well wishes!!!! :hug:

    • Bedazzled His Razzle

      but she let her self go to the wild and ...

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      dont know whether to :lol: or :no:

    • Bedazzled His Razzle

      Diva says:

      Morning Roses!!!!

      My new grandson arrived 10.26 @5:31 p.m. weighing 6lbs 7oz and 21inches long!! Mom & baby are doing well and went home yesterday. Thank you all for the prayers and well wishes!!!!
      -----------------

      :woohoo: :woohoo:

    • Diva

      This is so tragic! :pray: ing for her family!!!!

    • Trendsetter

      Diva says:

      Morning Roses!!!!

      My new grandson arrived 10.26 @5:31 p.m. weighing 6lbs 7oz and 21inches long!! Mom & baby are doing well and went home yesterday. Thank you all for the prayers and well wishes!!!!
      _____________________________________

      Congrats Diva!!!! Yayy he's a Scorpio just like me!!!!

    • http://SandraRose.com Keesh

      missmiami says:

      anybody watch The Walking Dead or Dexter

      I love the Walking Dead...Ive been watching it for quite some time now. Last night episode confused me a little. I had to watch it 3 times

    • Donna del Gatto

      @Diva

      Congrats! :)

    • http://SandraRose.com Keesh

      Diva says:

      Morning Roses!!!!

      My new grandson arrived 10.26 @5:31 p.m. weighing 6lbs 7oz and 21inches long!! Mom & baby are doing well and went home yesterday. Thank you all for the prayers and well wishes!!!!

      AWWWW CONGRATS! I BET HE SMELL GOOD...

    • lovezoe

      May she RIP and be remembered for all her good and not minor hiccups.

    • lovezoe

      CONGRATS DIVA!!!!!! :dance:

    • Diva

      Thank you Trend, Donna Del Gatto & Keesh.....

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      Congrats again, Diva! Your peeps emailed me with the happy news on Friday. :yes:

    • Diva

      @Lovezoe thanks ma :dance:

    • sassyshe

      :waves: congrats on grandson diva, morning all

    • Diva

      Sandra Rose says:

      Congrats again, Diva! Your peeps emailed me with the happy news on Friday.

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Thanks Auntie :hug: My peeps did, huh? I love the ROSES!!!!! :buttshake:

    • Diva

      sassyshe says:

      congrats on grandson diva, morning all

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Thanks Sassyshe, good morning!!!!!

    • Milky

      @diva congrats on the baby boy!! :happy: u know u got to us a pic!!!!
      :koolaid3: here drink up!!!! Its a Celebration!!!!

    • Anna

      Bedazzled His Razzle says:

      I feel like watching Flavor of Love 1-3, and I Love New York 1-2 (was there a 3?)…

      ~~~~~~~~
      Not sure. Wasn't there a show called "New York Get's a Job"?

    • Milky

      u know u got to show us pics #correction#

    • Anna

      :waves: @ Diva, Congrats.

    • Diva

      Milky says:

      @diva congrats on the baby boy!! u know u got to us a pic!!!!
      here drink up!!!! Its a Celebration!!!!

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Hey now my girl Milky, bottoms up ma!!!!!!! :kiss: We gone celebrate today!!!! I'mma change my gravi...brb

    • Donna del Gatto

      @Milky

      I :heart: your gravie! :lol:

    • Diva

      :hug: hey Anna...thanks babes!!!! :buttshake:

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Birdshu Bird

      Congrats on your new little sweety precious Diva!

    • Donna del Gatto

      :hi: @Anna

      How are the grands?

    • Milky

      thanks @donna!!! Poppin on a handstand!!!! :rofl:

    • http://www.landofpure.net iWhip

      :( so sad may she RIP

      they were in the works for a reality show :no:

    • Milky

      RIP Natina!!! :pray: for her son and family. Must be such a great loss for her son he's only 10 and now no Mother and he doesn't have siblings..

    • WorkInProgress

      R.IP Natina and Congrats Diva on your Grandson...such a blessing. Good morning everyone :hi:

    • Donna del Gatto

      :hi: @iWhip

      I will be ordering some more whip this week...I'm scraping the container... :)

    • Bedazzled His Razzle

      35 Anna says:

      Bedazzled His Razzle says:

      I feel like watching Flavor of Love 1-3, and I Love New York 1-2 (was there a 3?)…

      ~~~~~~~~
      Not sure. Wasn’t there a show called “New York Get’s a Job”?
      ------------
      yes ma'am and that was soooo pointless :no: that was just like the paris and nicole richie show. :no:

    • http://www.landofpure.net iWhip

      :hahaha: LOVE that gravi Milky!

      GrandDivaaaaaa!!! :yahoo: congrats hun!!!

    • Milky

      Good Morning
      razzle dazzle
      keesh
      anna
      lovezoe
      trend
      luvn :hug:
      free
      motherj
      fayla
      bird
      last but definitely not least Sandy :hug:

    • lovezoe

      Kids were out of school today. Luckily, the part I stay in does not flood. Don't know about school tomorrow.

    • Milky

      Natina was so purty even in hur mugshot!! I MISS LAKEZ!! :cry:

    • Diva

      @WIP, thanks :hug:

      @iWhip......hey boo....thanks :hug:

    • Trendsetter

      Milky :hug:

    • luVn_liFe…

      My new grandson arrived 10.26 @5:31 p.m. weighing 6lbs 7oz and 21inches :happy: Yeeeeeeea!

      This is a Tragic story my prayers go up for her 10yr old son,Kurupt and the rest of her family.
      Morning ROSES!!!
      Razz I didnt go to FanFest :no:
      anna
      lovezoe
      trend
      MILKY!!!!
      free
      motherj
      fayla
      bird
      :wave: :hug:

    • MsChavo

      I was wondering why she was walking in such a busy and dark highway?
      RIP!

    • Diva

      *pouring a glass of Moscato for each of the Roses* :koolaid3:

    • Diva

      @Luvn :kiss: Hey bewski!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • luVn_liFe…

      :wave:
      WorkInProgress
      Donna Del Gatto!

    • Donna del Gatto

      awww, him so cuuuute! @Diva

      :hugs: @luVn :kiss:

    • Milky

      @diva him is so beautiful. sniffs the new baby smell for Keesh! Mmmhmmm he smells good!

    • Milky

      :koolaid3: drankin to celebrate the new Nana!!! I know u cant wait to hold him. When are u goin to go visit!!!

    • http://www.landofpure.net iWhip

      :hi: Donna! :spank: yall gone stop gettin down to the last woman! :lol:

    • Diva

      Thanks Donna, Milky :rofl: you betta let Keesh smell fo herself...she gone be mad iffin she don't..thanks bew...I love my little man and can't wait to see him in person SOON!

    • Trendsetter

      Diva!!!! He's such a cutie!!!!! And is that an :obama: hat he has on

    • Donna del Gatto

      @iWhip

      :lol: I told you my momma was tryin' to steal it from me...but I got it back and when I fount it, it was almost gone... :( :lol: I think I want to try the cookie scent...

    • luVn_liFe…

      OMMMMG!!!!!!!! DIVARO.... :happy: he is "F'n" precious,Cute,Adorable,a lil cherub . . :crying: I want him!!!!
      Running out crying loud and ugly like SMOKEY!

    • KyCakes

      Gud Moanin' Ery'ones :wave:

      Diva congrats on the new grandbaby!

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      Milky says:

      Must be such a great loss for her son he’s only 10 and now no Mother and he doesn’t have siblings..
      _______________

      Now Kurrupt will have to step up and be a father to his son.

    • WorkInProgress

      :waves: LuVn

    • Diva

      Milky says:

      drankin to celebrate the new Nana!!! I know u cant wait to hold him. When are u goin to go visit!!!

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Going on Nov. 17 staying through Thankgiving weekend.

    • Diva

      Trendsetter says:

      Diva!!!! He’s such a cutie!!!!! And is that an hat he has on

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Thanks Trend....the words say SPORT. But is sure does look like an Obama hat!!!! :thumbsup:

    • Milky

      Going on Nov. 17 staying through Thankgiving weekend
      _________________________________________________
      Yeah! Be sure to give him bunches of hugs and kisses for me!!!

    • Diva

      luVn_liFe... says:

      OMMMMG!!!!!!!! DIVARO…. he is “F’n” precious,Cute,Adorable,a lil cherub . . I want him!!!!
      Running out crying loud and ugly like SMOKEY!

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Girl, he has my heart!!!! nana gone spoil him ROTTEN!!!!! girl you cray....but I got the visual..... :rofl:

    • luVn_liFe…

      Work In Progress. . .Are you enjoYing this Crisp Air this Moaning!??

    • Diva

      Milky says:

      Going on Nov. 17 staying through Thankgiving weekend
      _________________________________________________
      Yeah! Be sure to give him bunches of hugs and kisses for me!!!

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      I sure will from his Nana's e-bew!!!!! :thumbsup:

    • Milky

      Now Kurrupt will have to step up and be a father to his son.

      _______________________________________________
      I :pray: that Kurrupt does right by him\, becuz he needs his father more now than ever!!

    • DoNotDeleteMe

      Sandra Rose says:

      Milky says:

      Must be such a great loss for her son he’s only 10 and now no Mother and he doesn’t have siblings..
      _______________

      Now Kurrupt will have to step up and be a father to his son.

      __________________________________

      Doubt it. She had a history of alcohol abuse, drug abuse, and prostitution...and he never intervened and fought for custody. I feel bad for the young man. I was a toddler when my mother died and I was left with no siblings and an absent father. My life was hell. Hopefully, this young man was left with a functional support system. :cry:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Auntie the one in the middle just like you :tea: she likes to :lick: but u ain't heard it from me! The one married to BBD ! :tea: ask me how I know!

    • Diva

      Sandra Rose says:

      Milky says:

      Must be such a great loss for her son he’s only 10 and now no Mother and he doesn’t have siblings..
      _______________

      Now Kurrupt will have to step up and be a father to his son.

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Is Kurrupt not being a father to this child, Auntie?

    • free

      BEAUTIFUL BABY, [GRANDMA] DIVA!!!

    • Milky

      @jenie say what now!!! Share the :tea: gurl!!!

    • http://SandraRose.com Keesh

      @Diva...He is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

    • luVn_liFe…

      @Jenie :wave:

      LmaO at ur comment . . . Oh and How U Know :D

    • DoNotDeleteMe

      Diva says:

      Sandra Rose says:

      Milky says:

      Must be such a great loss for her son he’s only 10 and now no Mother and he doesn’t have siblings..
      _______________

      Now Kurrupt will have to step up and be a father to his son.

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Is Kurrupt not being a father to this child, Auntie?

      _________________________

      Not if he left his child in the care of a drug and alcohol addicted mother who was also into prostitution. :shrug:

    • http://SandraRose.com Keesh

      Wait! I thought Kurrupt was dead

    • lovezoe

      :newpost: James Harden

    • free

      DoNotDeleteMe says: Doubt it. She had a history of alcohol abuse, drug abuse, and prostitution…and he never intervened and fought for custody. I feel bad for the young man. I was a toddler when my mother died and I was left with no siblings and an absent father. My life was hell. Hopefully, this young man was left with a functional support system

      **********************

      smh. i hope lil man will be ok.

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      I know and yes Coon is on the menu with her she on the downlow :lick: I know da chick licking her!

    • WorkInProgress

      Work In Progress. . .Are you enjoYing this Crisp Air this Moaning!??
      .......
      oh yes! I love this weather the most. Tomorrow temps will be in the 40s. yay.

    • Diva

      DoNotDeleteMe says:

      Sandra Rose says:

      Milky says:

      Must be such a great loss for her son he’s only 10 and now no Mother and he doesn’t have siblings..
      _______________

      Now Kurrupt will have to step up and be a father to his son.

      __________________________________

      Doubt it. She had a history of alcohol abuse, drug abuse, and prostitution…and he never intervened and fought for custody. I feel bad for the young man.
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Wow, never knew this......this group didn't have many hits that I liked so I didn't keep up with them much!!!! I hope Kurrupt does what he is supposed to....never too late!!!

    • http://SandraRose.com Keesh

      I use to love the song "808"

    • Diva

      Thanks Free/Keesh
      @DoNotDelete, I didn't know that!!!! smh...horrible horrible

    • Genia

      So young and gone so soon. May God provide her family peace that surpasses understanding. May her son grow to become the man she would have wanted him to be. My heart to her family.

    • Trendsetter

      jeniefrumdabloc says:

      Auntie the one in the middle just like you she likes to but u ain’t heard it from me! The one married to BBD ! ask me how I know!

      _________________________

      How you know?

    • Anna

      Donna del Gatto says:

      @Anna

      How are the grands?

      ~~~~~~~
      They are good.

    • Twilight

      Natina and Left eye were cousins? I thought Natina and Farrah Franklyn former Destiny child replacement were cousins.

    • Twilight

      I remember when Natina and Foxxy Brown were beefing over Karupt. They both kind of have fame features only thing is foxy is darker with thinner eye brows

    • tintin1979

      sandra did you really have to put up that mugshot. DAMN

    • BayMami_de4

      RIP Natina - prayers for your son :(

    • hell_on_heels

      Very tragic...may she rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends (a special prayer for her 10 year old son).

    • ashersaharai

      So sad, but very suspicious! May she RIP :(

    • Audacious2

      Twilight says:

      Natina and Left eye were cousins? I thought Natina and Farrah Franklyn former Destiny child replacement were cousins.

      ++++++++++++++++ :think:
      Yeah, I thought it was Farrah Franklin she was related to.
      Thanks Sandra for this more detailed update of this tragedy.

      I hope Kurupt had a great bond with this child before Natina's demise. I remember that dis' song aimed at Foxxy Brown, the one Nantina and Kurupt did back in the day, it was called "It's Over". That's the song Foxxy came back with "730". He and Natina only stayed together barely 3yrs. cause I remember reading Foxxy saying he tried to hook back with her after all that drama.

      Her birthday was near, I hope this wasn't a suicide, hope the cops can find out why she was out on dark cold night in that area.
      So sad, peace be with her family.

    • pointhimout

      I didn't know her, but when you hear a story like this, you just feel so bad for her family. I got a certain calm when I saw her mom speak last night to the news. Her parents believe she was on her cell phone and distracted. Condolences to her son and family.

      She and Kurupt were engaged, never married. She said she knew LE since she was 13; they weren't cousins. Brandi credits Ron Lopes (LE's brother) with discovering Blaque.

    • missmiami

      @ keesh girl i am cleaning my room. I go back to work this week. Anyway, yeah I dont like the governor and i watched talking dead so it cleared up somethings. I am team rick all day :love: cannot wait to see who is watching them at the prison. One of my fav shows on tv outside of Dexter and Boardwalk Empire :biggrin:

    • Twilight

      Natina's Birthday was yesterday. 10/28/79-10/26/12